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Surfing Pig Becomes a Star in New Zealand

Offbeat  (tags: video, surfing pig, cute, funny, humans, bizarre )

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Owner Matthew Bell has been taking Zorro out on the waves since he was just three weeks old and thanks to his surfing skills he becomes popular star on the beach in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

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. (7)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:20 am
What a cute and friendly pig. Doesn't look like he's too thrilled about the surfboard! Thanks Giana!

Christeen A (370)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:13 am
I love this. Thanks for sharing.

Connie O (44)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:39 am
LOL! Love his name. I used to want a pot bellied pig..they are so smart.

. (0)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:49 am
Not up on my knowledge of swine, I didn't know pigs could even tolerate water.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 12:58 pm
The animal didn't look like a willing participant at all. This looked like another moronic stunt exploiting animals for attention and cheap fame.
"We'll keep surfing until he gets to a size where he's unmanageable and see what happens after that," he said."
What will probably happen after that is the poor animal will find itself sent for slaughter because it won't be cute, convenient and amusing any more. Any idiot that pushes an animal into such unnatural behaviour is not going to care for it when it's no longer useful to him.

Elvira S (82)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 12:59 pm
Pigs, I love them, beautiful, intelligent creatures.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 1:03 pm
Pigs are very sensitive animals, It did not look happy to me.

michelle t (41)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 1:41 pm
Pigs are highly intelligent

janet f (29)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 6:11 pm
I like that he's taking the piglet out to meet people. He is a good ambassador for his species. But, the pig doesn't seem to like surfing. It's just mean to make an animal do something it doesn't want to do naturally.

linda g (3)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 7:03 pm
Pigs are supposively smarter than dogs. Surfing dog events are quite prominent in California's coastal communities. I think pigs are the happening celebrity.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 9:17 pm
I think the pig is forced to do this against its will. What happens to the pig when it's an adult?

Ruth C (87)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:29 am
I agree Brigitta MacMillan, what is going to happen to the little angel after it grows up? Will he eat him? or throw him away?

Tanya W (65)
Monday March 11, 2013, 6:04 am

Barb K (1687)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 8:06 pm
Zoro was crying when his 'owner' put him on the surfboard! He didn't seem so happy to me, bless his widdle piglet heart!

Melania P (122)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 2:47 pm
Noted, beautiful!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 9:11 am

Klaus Peters (14)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:44 am
They say if 'pigs can fly', I can surely see that they cannot surf. This little one was uncomfortable and just hanging on to dear life. Not right, just a publicity stunt.
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