He probably does not notice it but I do and I think it is awful and it makes me think of tagging cows for slaughter or something.
Therefore, if it can be safely removed, I would like to. What do you think?
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I was worried about Graham getting a toe caught on it or fighting with someone else and getting it caught. He hated the removing process, but didn't seem phased with or without it. I still have the tag somewhere. If I recall correctly, he was pig #36 from somewhere. Graham was found running wild in a local park and we suspect he may have been a lab pig whom someone "liberated."
I was also under the impression that if it was to be entered in a show it had to be tagged. That would also beg the question why a show pig was running around a park wild, but that was my first thought was "show pig" for some reason. Hmmm, interesting.
Although my Bennett is an albino so I suppose lab pig is possible. You can't even see Bennett's number. The number part is the part that is actually penetrating his ear so it either rotated or they screwed it up!
Next trip into Andy's I will bring Bennett in and see if he can get the darn thing off. Poor little buddy...
Albino pig? My my. It's PEW, pink eyed white, unless you're really masochistic and enjoy being verbally lashed by GLers.
Tags are used for shows but I can see how research labs would use them as well. Tattoos are also utilized.
Depending on how recent the piercing was (it really is an ear piercing), you may want to keep it clean with a cotton swab and alcohol until he gets into the vet.
Bennett may not like the whole process but who really likes going to the vet anyway? Well, my dogs do but they get cookies at the vet.
They need to keep pig snacks at the vet! Ohhhh! I need to suggest that! I am there often enough I think I could pull that off even LOL Plus snacks like carrots are good for the overweight dogs who cannot have cookies! Oh! This is going to work out well and my piggies will be very pleased!
The things I can get excited about you know? Sad, really...
What is the difference?? Bennett is really my only PEW. All of my others have been pink-eyed but not necessarily white...
Most labs nowadays are actually switching to microchips for ease of use. Well, I should qualify that as the bigger labs I guess so most may not be accurate. Less mistakes are made and therefore it is more cost effective.
I hope that made sense.
You do need to be careful. Petunia twitched while I was trying to clamp down hard on this thing and she bled. I couldn't hold her head and ear still, while also using all my strength to squeeze the wire cutters. At least her ear didn't rip. That's when I tried cutting it the opposite of how you'd think and it didn't take so much effort.
Petunia was rescued from a little girl who showed pigs. Poor thing was considered a reject when she developed a tiny cowlick. Think of how many pigs are bred and rejected in order to get it just right. Makes me sick.
Sus if there are no albinos then how can they not be blind? ;) I am giving YOU a hard time now. LOL
Well Bennett is a super sized PEW and is healthy and is no longer a lamp since he is here and loved and will soon be tagless!
He is so beautiful and I think Friday when I take my dogs in I think he will come too and see what I can do about getting it off. I can't not look at it when I look at him and most people would never even see it I don't think.
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