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By Tad Sooter
Kitsap Sun 

Washington farm raises a pig in sheep's clothing


KINGSTON, Wash. (AP) — Tania Issa's pigs always look sheepish.

Not abashed, mind you, just woolly.

Her 18 mangalitsa hogs are covered from snout to hoof in a mat of curly hair, which gives them the appearance of being fluffy. The wool is actually coarse and wiry to the touch, but that doesn't keep Issa from indulging her pigs with long belly scratches.

"I could spend hours and hours hanging out with them, they're just so happy," she said on a recent visit to the Jefferson Point farm Issa owns with her husband Antoine.

Issa is one of the few Washington farmers raising pure mangalitsas, a h...

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