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News Summary: Pigs smart as dogs? New campain

ANIMALS ARE COMRADES: animal-welfare advocates are launching a campaign called The Someone Project that aims to highlight research depicting pigs, chickens, cows and other farm animals as more intelligent and emotionally complex than commonly believed. The hope is that more people might view these a Full story

Pet pig Nemo's lymphoma treatment makes research history

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When George Goldner went to feed his six pet pigs earlier this year, his 730-pound (331-kg) companion Nemo was acting strangely. Nemo had suddenly stopped eating and laid in the mud. Full story

Princess Diana’s bittersweet legacy lives on

   The TODAY anchors chat about the hot topics of the day, including how “bittersweet” the birth of the new heir must be for Prince William given the loss of his mother, Diana. William and Duchess Catherine are expected to present their baby boy on the same hospital steps where Diana introduced William

U.S. pork industry increases funding to fight spreading pig virus

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A leading U.S. pork association said on Monday it will spend an additional $350,000 to combat a virus that kills young pigs, bringing the pork industry's total outlay this year to nearly $900,000. Full story

Pig virus migrates to US, threatens pork prices

Pork prices may be on the rise in the next few months because of a new virus that has migrated to the U.S, killing piglets in 15 states at an alarming rate in facilities where it has been reported. Full story

Feral swine wreak havoc in Fla. communities

   Wild pigs, whose population can triple in a single year, are invading communities in Florida, and with no natural predators, ranchers say they are posing a major problem, destroying fields and lawns and spreading diseases. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.

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CUHA handout photo shows Nemo, a 730-pound (331-kg) Hampshire pig, at the university hospital for animals
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Nemo, a 730-pound (331-kg) Hampshire pig, is pictured at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals in this photo by the university released to Reuters on July 24, 2013. Nemo has made history as the first known pig to undergo lymphoma treatment and the treatment was successful, leaving researchers

Jeremy Brandt, host of the new NAT GEO Wild cable channel series "Jobs That Bite!" holds a baby pig in his lap as he speaks at the Television Critics Association Cable TV Summer press tour in Beverly Hills
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Jeremy Brandt, host of the new NAT GEO Wild cable channel series "Jobs That Bite!" holds a baby pig in his lap as he speaks at the Television Critics Association Cable TV Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

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