"While I have never lived with a pig I have had the good fortune of reading some wonderful accounts of their bahaviour and visiting many animal sanctuaries.
Wagging their tails, pigs would come when called by name just as quickly and surely as any family dog.
Their intelligence has never been in doubt ("dogs look up to you, cats look down on you, pigs is equal").
I think in spite of how we have treated them over the centuries, pigs are fond of us and given half a chance, will make friends with any human who takes the trouble to treat them with belly rubs, kind words and a clean place to sleep next to them at night."
Jeffrey Masson Internationally acclaimed author