The Ringworm Story – Author’s Comments

Author’s comments In researching this article I have gained some insight into the world of APH breeders. My main impression is that first and foremost they are pet lovers and hobbyists. They see breeding as a part of their hobby and its by-product, hoglets, as a way to finance something that can be very expensive, … Read more

The Ringworm Story – The Aftermath

The Aftermath This story began in November 2008 it is now March 2009. As yet neither parties have received a penny from Heavenlyhogs despite her many promises. She has publically stated that only one of her hogs has been examined by her vet for signs of ringworm infection and it was clear. She continues to … Read more

The Ringworm Story – “No Criminal”

“No criminal” After Ian and Julie’s thread was locked, Heavenlyhogs began a new one entitled “No Criminal”. In the first post she pastes an email she says she got from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The email is dated 5 Jun although in the newspaper article she claims she contacted them … Read more

The Ringworm Story – The German Connection

The German connection Before going on with the ringworm story we need to step back several months in time. This part of the story has been the most difficult for me to research as I have not been able to find the forum posts that directly refer to this event. From what I can understand … Read more

The Ringworm Story – Chazybabe and Pickle

Chazbabe and Pickle Chazybabe is an 18 year old girl who has been suffering from Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, for the past 6 years. She lives near Bristol. She reserved Pickle and after he was born Heavenlyhogs sent her photographs as he developed. When he was four weeks old Pickles … Read more