Is this the pet of the future? I hope so. Pigs are extremely intelligent, as emotionally evolved as dogs, and our society's brutal treatment of them in hog farms is, quite simply, indefensible. I know: I still eat bacon. And I shouldn't. But the key to protecting these creatures, and improving their treatment, is seeing them as Churchill did. Maybe breeding them into cute pets will help. We'd never treat dogs the way we treat hogs.