Kid News – Saving the Bacon

Click on the link below to read the article about saving a pet pig called Bacon.

Pet owner saves her beloved pig Bacon – 20 June, 2018

Respond to the article by completing the following activities:

1. Should Mrs Huveneers have been allowed to keep her pet pig?

Think about this question from each of the following viewpoints and give reasons FOR and AGAINST for each. You may get some ideas from the article but you will also have to think as if you were each person (or animal).

  • Mrs Huveneers and her husband
  • The neighbours
  • The local council
  • Bacon or Pigsy (the pet pig)

Present your reasons in a table format:

Perspective Mrs Huveneers and her husband The neighbours The local Council Bacon or Pigsy (the pet pig)
Reasons FOR


2. After looking at this problem from a number of perspectives, what do you believe was the right outcome. Was the council right to let him stay?

Write a letter to the Onkaparinga Council stating your point of view and your reasons for it. As this is a formal letter make sure you address it and set it out correctly and make your points using polite and persuasive language.

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