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Wed, Nov 18 | By Amy Lieberman | 76

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. -- She might be a ham, but Rob and Harmonee Falk would rather move than give up their 300-lb Yorkshire pig, Strawberri, who, according to her owners, is just as sweet as her name implies. The couple and their… more ›

Florida Family Vows to Fight for Their 300-lb Pig
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Kayla R.
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Kayla R.
4 years ago

what a darling pig! i could understand making a big deal about her being there if she caused trouble and was a threat but shes not. the town should just look past this. you cant take away a family member just because theyre too big, even if it is a pig

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di
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di
4 years ago

I would hope some form of a grandfather clause would take hold on the situation.
Pigs can really be cleaner than some animals, and it is not hard to remove the pooh. Hope for the best, having raised them before and I can appreciate those that loved arnold, because they are smart creatures. Kipper video can attest to this, green acres lives forever.

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Jeanette G.
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Jeanette G.
4 years ago

Just imagine trying to pick the piggy up!!! oh my word! God created them cute in their own way...haha they are so funny!

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Tawny N.
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Tawny N.
4 years ago

I hope this ends well! How wonderful the parents are willing to move to keep their pet even if it means added expense and stress! That is great! Especially for their daughter who sounds like she takes very good care of the pig, I am sure the girl and pig will help each other a lot as they grow up!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

i hope z2 gives us updates on this like they did with mr clucky. although i would like to find out the outcome of that too

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Kavykeeper
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Kavykeeper
5 years ago

I'd like to see the ordinance. Are the llamas and donkeys their neighbors have also being forced to leave? I'm wondering if there's more to this story than is being written. If their neighbors have animals as large or larger than their pig, why are they being targeted?

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

i doubt it as it seemed from the article that those people were among the ones complaining

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Leximou
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Leximou
5 years ago

Is this City comprised of dorks? Why do they waste time on what was viable instead of acting like snobs? More importantly, why do they feel they can change law structure after the fact? Guess the 'monied' members of the community have more say than the real population. How sad. Avoid Pembrooke Pines!

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J P.
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J P.
5 years ago

That's great that they would rather move than give up the pig...as a volunteer at a shelter, I've seen all too many animals surrendered when their companions moved. I don't see what this issue is--the pig is well-trained, kept clean, and has plenty of land to rout around on. Sounds to me like some of the neighbors are uptight snobs....

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L M.
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L M.
5 years ago

This whole situation is so sad.

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jackie
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jackie
5 years ago

sheesh whats wrong with this picture. The pig is kept clean and it is a family pet. Why not do something a little more important like go after animal abusers and dog fighting

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Linda B.
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Linda B.
5 years ago

I agree. Looks like they have way too much time on their hands worrying about family pets.

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Amy S.
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Amy S.
4 years ago

Yeah, I agree! Why make this big ruckus over something that isn't causing a problem? They should let the poor family keep Strawberry where they are now.

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Skyeblu
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Skyeblu
5 years ago

Some people really seem to have "issues" with pigs.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

and that is stupid and they are smart and only as dirty as the slop they are fed. they make great pets

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Linda B.
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Linda B.
5 years ago

People get stuck on the idea that pigs belong on the farm. I would have no problem at all having a pig next door (much better than a meth lab or a pedophile or someone playing loud music!)

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Diane H.
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Diane H.
5 years ago

The owner is right. It's just like when a city bans a breed of dog (for no good reason). How could anyone just give them up? You'd have to move.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

it is lucky that aperently they can afford to move. the neighbors deserve worse

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Stephanie
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Stephanie
5 years ago

That is so horrible. This pig isn't hurting anyone. It seems to me that this family is taking great care of the pig. Reasons like this are why I do not live in a homeowner's association.

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Katie M.
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Katie M.
5 years ago

I agree, they should just let them keep the pig.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

my parents had a condo with an association right on the beach in ac and there were 4 elevators. if you had on beach clothes you could only use the freight elevator and you were not allowed in the loby. how stupid is that they were right on the beach. and you have to pay a big fee just to live their. it used to really make me mad

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

what is wrong with these people this pig is kept clean enough to be kept in the house. are their llamas. who will spit at anything/

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Diane H.
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Diane H.
5 years ago

Exactly. The neighbors has llamas & donkeys and everyone gets along fine. Why can't they just let people be.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

it is called pig. and that is what these people ar

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Peggy W.
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Peggy W.
5 years ago

This just doesn't seem fair. The family seems to be taking care of their animals and it seems that strawberri is very well cared for and supervised.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

peggy it warms my heart that these people are willing to give up their home for their beloved pet

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Peggy W.
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Peggy W.
5 years ago

I think it says a lot for the character of these people. Obviously, they are a "together" family. :)

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

peggy the character of these people is great wish i could say the same for the neighbors

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Linda B.
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Linda B.
5 years ago

If only all pet parents were so loyal.

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Katie M.
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Katie M.
5 years ago

I agree, it isn't fair, at least the pig is loved and well taken care of.

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Peggy W.
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Peggy W.
5 years ago

I just don't know why they are trying to make it so difficult for this family. Why don't they go after the animal abusers instead?

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Katie M.
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Katie M.
5 years ago

I would move before giving up my pets also. I hope they can keep Stawberri.

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Johnnynalex
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Johnnynalex
5 years ago

i completely agree.that isn't a pet strawberri is a little sister

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

johnny that is very well put

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Kris
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Kris
5 years ago

I would move, too. It is great to see that this family will go whatever they need to to keep Strawberri

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
5 years ago

I don't understand why this family is being given such grief over a pig! Pigs are smarter & cleaner than dogs & they moved to a "farm" town so they can keep her! I'm glad to hear that the family is willing to do anything to keep her & I wish them the best of luck! It's not right for the town/city to go back on their word!

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Katie M.
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Katie M.
5 years ago

I don't understand either. Hopefully, they will be able to keep her without moving.

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Kris
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Kris
5 years ago

I agree. How can they complain about a pig in a "farming" communitry where the neighbors also have animals - llamas add donkeys.

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Bowne
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Bowne
5 years ago

Unbelievable. Here is a family who moved to this town because it was a "farm" town and now they won't let them keep their pig. That's ridiculous! If it was my pet, I wouldn't be able to get rid of him either. I hope everything works out for this family.

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Katie M.
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Katie M.
5 years ago

I hope everything works out for them also.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

remember mc cluky. they have enough mony to keep this witch or pig hunt going till the people give up and move. there they will have acomlised what they wanted

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

sorry that should say accomplished what they wanted

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Al4
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Al4
5 years ago

Loved the story! Hope it works out for Strawberri and her family.

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Katie M.
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Katie M.
5 years ago

I hope it works out for them too.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

what is wrong with florida they just make up their rules as they go along

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DevilDawg
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DevilDawg
5 years ago

Good observation daryl.. I don't understand that at all..it's very unsettling.

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Diane H.
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Diane H.
5 years ago

and yet they let people keep pet pythons! I don't get it.

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BramblyHedge
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BramblyHedge
5 years ago

Strawberri is so cute! I really hope this works out for the family.

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Linda B.
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Linda B.
5 years ago

They should check and see if there's a grandfather clause. If they've been given permission for this pig it can't be revoked - the new rules only apply to bringing in new ones. I wish them luck.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

sure they can they can change the rules anytime they want. this is like the poor rooster. i do wish them lick.

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Momba
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Momba
5 years ago

This is true. They shouldn't have to go through all this.

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Stevecat511
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Stevecat511
5 years ago

Linda, you are absolutely right. A grandfather clause would definitely save Strawberri from being thrown out. That is, if someone doesn't push it under the rug to give the complainer what they want.

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Kavykeeper
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Kavykeeper
5 years ago

I read another article that said there are 10 other pigs in the town. This sounds like it might stem from a dispute with a neighbor. It's a rental property, so there might be other issues involved and they're using this to get them to move. I think the family needs a good lawyer.

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DevilDawg
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DevilDawg
5 years ago

Excellent point.

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Stevecat511
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Stevecat511
5 years ago

I am with the Falk's on this one! The fact that they have had Strawberri for this long, they have plenty of land and it is secured, they take extremely good care of her and she is as docile as she is, really should be considered. There is also the fact that they had received written notice of being able to keep her. Pembroke Pines should leave well enough alone. It's not like Strawberri is posing any threat to anyone.

I hope the town meeting is successful. If more neighbors love Strawberri than not, I don't see what all the fuss is about. One neighbor complains and now the Falk's are faced with either giving up their pet pig or moving....How unfair that is!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

cathy i hope they don't spend all their moving money trying to fight this. if the neighbor are complaining i don't think they will win and that is a shame

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Kris
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Kris
5 years ago

I agree, Cathy. I don't understand why they are trying to say this family cannot keep Strawberri

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Connie G.
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Connie G.
5 years ago

What I cannot understand is how you can have 3 ACRES and they have the right to say anything. They have the land to support the animals and if they have lived there that long then they should not be made to move or give up anything. I'm rooting for Strawberri and her family to win. NO punn intended.

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Stevecat511
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Stevecat511
5 years ago

Well said, Connie and I absolutely agree! I hope zootoo keeps us updated on this story. I am also behind Strawberri and the Falks on this one.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

cathy the shame will be if someone trys to hurt the pig if they don't move. people are not nice

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DevilDawg
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DevilDawg
5 years ago

I'm rooting for them too. This is so UNFAIR......

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Momba
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Momba
5 years ago

There has to be something behind the municipal government changing their minds not once, but twice. Sounds like maybe someone doesn't want the pig in their neighborhood. What difference should one pig make when there are so many other animals there? They seem to be doing everything right for containment, odor, and safety. What's the problem?

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Stevecat511
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Stevecat511
5 years ago

Momba, I agree with you. It seems there is only one neighbor complaining as there are other neighbors willing to go to court on behalf of the Falks. I wonder how much pull this one neighbor has...I hope zootoo keeps us apprised on the development of this story.

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Linda B.
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Linda B.
5 years ago

Probably someone with lots of money that the town leaders don't want to anger.

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Stevecat511
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Stevecat511
5 years ago

Linda, I was thinking the same thing. Stories like this really irk me.

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Momba
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Momba
5 years ago

I hope they keep us informed, too.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

momba at least pigs don't spit like llamas. and they are only as dirty as what they are fed. i bet it is the status of having a pig in the neighborhood. it is a shame

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Momba
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Momba
5 years ago

I never thought of the status thing. You're probably right.

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