Shocking News From “Pig Beach!”
The Huffington Post reports that several of the pigs at the famed “Pig Beach” have died…here is the report:
“The pigs were given the wrong food,” a local told the news outlet. He didn’t specify who gave the passel of pigs the food, or what it was. But he did say there have been problems with tourists acting inappropriately.
“Right now, it’s blowing out of proportion with people, anybody bringing food there, anybody doing what they [want to] do,” Nixon said. “We have people coming there giving the pigs beer, rum, riding on top of them ― all kind of stuff.”
Kim Aranha, president of the Bahamas Humane Society, told Tribune 242 it’s not clear if the pigs’ deaths were accidental or intentional.
“It could just be a horrible accident, where they ate something poisonous,” Aranha said. “It could be malicious, but I don’t really see why someone would go out of their way to hurt those lovely animals.”
As a result of the deaths, tourists will no longer be permitted to feed the pigs, though they will still be able to visit them, V. Alfred Gray, minister of agriculture and marine resources, told the Nassau Guardian.
This is sad news, and hopefully it was an accident – I’d hate to see this amazing getaway adventure shut down completely…here is my original story:
Time To “Swim With Swine”!
Does this cold winter weather make you yearn for a warm-weather fantasy getaway?
The Bahamas tourism board has just the vacation for you:
“If swimming with pigs takes your fancy then such delights are possible. Guests staying at Royal Plantation Island, at Fowl Cay can take a boat out to Big Major Cay and head to the southernmost beach – Pig Beach!”
Welcome To “Pig Beach!”
I love the idea of this: a beach where wild pigs wander around and swim with you! Here is how this amazing vacation location came about, according to wikipedia:
“The pigs are said to have been dropped off on Big Major Cay by a group of sailors who wanted to come back and cook them. The sailors, though, never returned; the pigs survived on excess food dumped from passing ships. One other legend has it that the pigs were survivors of a shipwreck and managed to swim to shore, while another claims that the pigs had escaped from a nearby islet. Others suggest that the pigs were part of a business scheme to attract tourists to the Bahamas. The pigs are now fed by locals and tourists and the island is unofficially known as Pig Beach by the locals.”
I love the idea of wading into the water – with these guys as my swimming partners. And some folks like to hang out and get a tan with them as well:
It seems like you are OK to feed them if you want to – I’d love to head to the Bahamas to take part in this ritual:
You know, I’ve shared many other fun fantasy getaways as well…for example, how about sharing breakfast with these guys!
Yes, you can have breakfast with the locals at “Giraffe Manor!” Check out this incredible African safari adventure here:
Nothing better than seeing a happy Giraffe!
Now back to Pig Beach: I’d really love to see it – and imagine if you could arrive there like THIS:
Yes, there is a beach that allows you to welcome the next visitors to town – talk about skimming the water! See more incredible videos of the plane landings here:
Let me know if you’d go to “Pig Beach”!