03/01/2013 08:25 am ET

National Pig Day 2013: From Miss Piggy To Babe, Celebrate With These Famous Hogs

From Vetstreet's Laura Cross:

Break out your pink T-shirts and curly tails, fellow swine enthusiasts: March 1 is National Pig Day.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the holiday was started in 1972 by sisters Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave to celebrate “one of man's most intellectual and domesticated animals.”

While our hog friends tend to get a bad rap for rolling in the mud and being filthy, Hollywood has long recognized the pig’s striking looks, delightful charm and keen intellect by featuring them in many films, cartoons and television shows.

To celebrate this special holiday, we rounded up some of the most famous hogs of all time, from Miss Piggy to the Three Little Pigs.

List and captions courtesy of Vetstreet

Our Favorite Pigs

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