Lt. Gov. pardons baby pig after being tossed near New Orleans Mardi Gras route

Lt. Gov. pardons baby pig after being tossed near New Orleans Mardi Gras route
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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Earl “Piglet” Long was pardoned by Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser at the steps of the State Capitol.

Earl Piglet Long is the baby pig that was rescued after being tossed like a football near a parade route in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

After being rescued, the baby pig was put in the care of the Humane Society of Louisiana and is now adopted by State Rep. Lauren Ventrella.

Nungesser confirmed that the baby pig is now in good hands and has a bright future. 

“… live out his life without any threat of being thrown like a football or being part of jambalaya, boudin or in someone’s kitchen here in Louisiana,” said Nungesser. 

Ventrella emphasized that as a lawmaker in the state, she found the need to rescue the pig. She said she is happy she can bring him to her 14-acre farm in Baton Rouge.

“It really moved me when I heard his story because Piglet here is a little bit of an underdog. He’s come from difficult, difficult beginnings. And I ran for office because I wanted to speak up for those who didn’t have a voice. And I don’t think we can forget our furry friends. We have to think of the least of these when we’re up here representing people,” Ventrella said. 

For the men who were throwing the piglet, she said they are still unknown and may face possible charges when identified. 

“We have not identified them at this time, but we’re certainly not going to be opposed to that in the future if it comes up,” she said. 

For now, she sends them a message, in hopes this never happens again to another animal. 

“Think about how it would feel,” Ventrella said. “Remember to always have empathy for our people and furry friends too.”


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