FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A Virginia woman is set to fight for her legal right to keep her 140-pound Vietnamese potbellied pig, Bacon, despite an obscure zoning law.
The Washington Post said that Bridgette Suder began to fight for her 3-year-old pig after officials in the Virginia town of Herndon informed her that pigs are not allowed in area homes.
"I love the town, and I'd like to stay here," Suder said, adding that her pig must remain as well. "They know I'm gung-ho about it."
Suder gained encouragement from her neighbors in the town, but also from a previous ruling that bypassed Virginia law in order to allow a local small girl to retain her pet duck.
"Most of us were happy to see the pig," said Chris Smith, a neighbor of Suder's. "We had visions of Arnold from 'Green Acres,' but she's pretty sweet. We hardly ever see her, to tell you the truth."
Local official Dennis D. Husch told the newspaper that a compromise will likely allow Suder to keep Bacon.
"My idea of a pet is something that goes meow or barks," he said. "Other people have other ideas, and we've got to be sensitive to that."