Owners of giant pig known as Esther the Wonder Pig are fighting border-crossing regulations to ensure their beloved pet gets quality care.
A pig who leapt to the spotlight through a best-selling book and thriving social media accounts recently fell ill with an unknown illness, possibly resulting in a seizure.
Esther the Wonder Pig resides in Canada with her owners Derek Walter and Steve Jenkins, but treatment is being sought in the U.S.
Because of Esther's size, the pig requires a large-scale machine, which they have found at Cornell University Veterinary Hospital in Ithaca, New York.
However, since she is a livestock species, Canada calls for a three-week quarantine period with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) upon Esther's return, and her guardians are concerned she will be treated as livestock, not a pet.
Jenkins said, "These guys are in the business of processing pigs, not protecting them."
More than 105,000 people have signed a petition asking that the quarantine requirement be lifted for this pig that Jenkins and Walter consider a member of the family.
Esther's medical condition is currently stable while the CFIA works with the pig's owners to come to a solution.
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