Lieutenant Governor Nungesser pardons rescued pig

Published 12:18 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser today pardoned a baby pig formerly known as “Piglet” and now named Earl “Piglet” Long.

Earl “Piglet” Long was rescued along a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade route after a parade-goer noticed three men tossing what looked like a football. State Rep. Lauren Ventrella has since adopted the pig.

“When I heard that Rep. Ventrella adopted the pig to live on her farm, I wanted to support what she was doing by providing Earl ‘Piglet’ Long a safe place to live,” Nungesser said. “We hope Earl ‘Piglet’ Long has a happy and long life on the farm in Central, alongside Rep. Ventrella’s other animals.”

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Earl “Piglet” Long will be joining his new family — which consists of sheep, goats, miniature donkeys, horses, a 100-year-old tortoise named Eugene, a cow named Norman and another pig friend named Winston.