WASHINGTON – To county officials in Virginia’s Chesterfield County, Tucker is a pig, one not allowed in Mark and Kim Johnson’s neighborhood because pigs are livestock.
To the Johnsons, Tucker is a pet, albeit a big one. Tucker is a 150-pound, KuneKune pig.
They’re fighting to keep Tucker.
In seeking a conditional use permit, they told the county planning commission Tucker is “harmless, quiet, clean and their son.”
If Chesterfield County does not grant the Johnsons a permit for Tucker, they plan to move from their Brandermill home.
The county’s planning commission takes up this issue at a public hearing on Oct. 21.