Sunday, July 02, 2006

Some Pig! Wilbur gets a reprieve

The pig that played Wilbur in the Charlotte's Web movie was about to be sent to market, but he got a stay of execution when the farmer who owns him started receiving telephone calls from all over begging him to save Wilbur. The farmer apparently had never read the book, and it never occurred to him that there would be a problem with making bacon from the little piggie. That's what farmers do, after all. But now that he's wiser, he has decreed that Wilbur will live out his natural life in a specially built pen.

See the complete story on AP

2 comments:

NotSarah said...

cuffWow, is this a real fact? I would be impressed! I mean, to think such of a thing would have happened in just seconds before one little phone call my things change in the biggest of ways. This is pretty cool.

Sheila said...

As far as I can tell, it's true, although it wasn't seconds away from happening. The AP story says that Wilbur was scheduled to be sold "within the year." Sorry for not making that clear.