By Emma CokerEmma Coker has been living with a pig in her family’s home in the suburbs of Perth, Australia, since she was seven.
At the age of seven, the pig suddenly started to eat her food, and she became obsessed with the pig.
It was around the age that Coker realised that her family had adopted a pig, too, and that the pig was a very special animal.
Coker’s pig, named Tanya, had a life of her own and became a family member, although she was very different to the other pigs in the family.
“It was so important for me to be a part of the family, to have her around,” Coker said.
Coki, who is also the founder of Pig Sanctuary, said that pig adoption was an important part of her family.
“There are many things that we are trying to do in the world that we’re trying to help save the lives of pigs, but there are also other things that are very important for people to consider,” she said.
Tanya, who now lives in Perth with her family, has now been adopted by a family who adopted a human pig from Australia in 2009.
Cocky, a seven-year-old male Australian bull terrier, was the first dog to be adopted from Australia by a woman, according to Coker.
“He had always been the type of dog that would go for a walk and bark,” she explained.
“I just thought, ‘well, what can I do to make sure that my pig has a happy life?'”
Tanya’s adoption has been the most recent one in the Coker family, with Coker also working on a pig farm with her husband.
“We are looking at trying to raise two pigs for ourselves in the next year, and we will try and have another pig as well for another family,” she added.
“If there is one more pig, I am going to do the same thing as before.
I am a pig farmer, I’m a pig breeder, I love animals and I want to be able to feed them all.”
Pig farming is not an unfamiliar phenomenon in Australia.
In 2012, a survey of the Australian Pig Breeders Association found that pig farmers in Victoria and South Australia had become more than double the size of their farming counterparts.
But the rise of pig farming in the US has seen some of the largest growth in pigs in Australia in recent years, with the number of pig farms in the country now reaching around 2,000.
“Pigs are a very important part to Australian culture, they’re the main animals in the Australian flag and our flag,” said Coker, who said that she and her husband were also looking to breed pigs for their own pig farm.
“I think pig farming is becoming more and more mainstream.
It’s the same in America as it is in Australia.”