According to Chinese Zodiac, the pig is the 12th animal in the 12-year cycle of zodiac animals, as in numerous myths, the pig was the last animal to attend the Emperor’s party and had to take the last place. Within the cycle of the zodiac animals, every 12th year relates to hai, which is Earthly, and more commonly known as the Year of the Pig. In Chinese culture, the pig is seen as a symbol of wealth, and is often associated with personality traits such as intelligence, generosity and being hard working.
As pigs are intelligent, training a pig is incredibly similar to training a dog and as long as time is put into the training, they can learn a wide variety of tricks and commands. Not only does the training create a bond between owner and pig, but also allows the pigs to direct natural behaviours such as digging, into suitable actions which are beneficial to the pigs and also saves the flooring and carpeting from damage.
As a result of successful training, pigs can make excellent pet models, even gaining lots of followers across social media platforms. Combining personality and successful training can lead to work in advertising and marketing campaigns as an animal actor, as animals are often used in film and advertisements. For example, the film Babe, which focuses on a pig who wants to herd livestock like a sheepdog, required 48 pigs to play the role of Babe the sheep-pig. More recently, in the 2018 “Bedtime Story” TV commercial for the Amazon Echo Spot, pig actors were featured in the advertisement, demonstrating the scope for the use of animal actors, such as pigs.
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Ispini is a gorgeous mini potbelly pig and one of our pet models available to hire here from the agency. As a pig full of charm, with an adventurous spirit and varied list of commands, Ispini may just be the perfect actor for your next advertising campaign. Why not check out his profile with us.