Monday, December 3, 2012
Pig controversy at Whitestone co-op
From the NY Post:
Residents of a Queens co-op say the pet pig rooting around their courtyard isn’t kosher — and are determined to get the city to evict the unwelcome ungulate from the complex.
“What is this, Tobacco Road? I feel like I’m in another hemisphere!” one resident fumed. “Parents don’t want to let their kids play in the courtyard with pig pee and poop.”
“It’s just ludicrous that there’s a barnyard right under my nose!”
The co-op board at Clearview Gardens in Whitestone recently told Lou and Danielle Forgione, parents of Petey the Pig, that it had received numerous complaints about the 8-month-old porker since the summer but took no action while it consulted its bylaws, which forbid only dogs.
In the interim, the city took the bull by the horns.
“Harboring a pig is illegal in NYC! Must be removed from NYC premises as soon as possible,” reads a Nov. 20 Health Department notice slipped under their door.
The Forgiones remain defiant.
“He’s not a farm animal. He’s part of the family. We’re going to fight. We’re never giving him up,” Danielle, 33, told The Post.
I say we let them keep the pig and ban Toby Stavisky instead.