Chinese pig shines at local sporting event

19-11-2007 | |

Xiao Shaohang, owner of a 1,040kg white sow, hogged the spotlight at an event in Ningxiang County in China’s Hunan Province, by announcing that he planned to donate the five-year old to next summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing.

The Chinese believe that pigs bring wealth and good luck.

Shaohong refused an offer of 50,000 yuan (US$6,735) for the pig standing by his plan to donate the animal.

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