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PIG


Pigs are very important to people today. Pigs today are used either as pets or for food. They were originally first domesticated in Turkey, China, Tigris basin, and near the coast of Asia. It was first domesticated around 6,500 b.c. They would domesticate pigs for food like pork, bacon, ham, sausage, etc. When they first started domesticating the pig it was a small boar that over the years of being domesticated turned into a tamed pig. March 1st is national pig day.

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