I have been doing alot more thinking about defense and at the same time having livestock available for future needs. One idea that has occured to me is the idea of an "Attack Pig." There is a story behind this....of course. I knew a woman once, who bottle fed and raised a baby pig. The pig grew up following her every where. When it was a little baby, it slept in the kitchen by the stove and as it grew older, it slept on the front porch. When ever anyone came into the drive way, it would "call" the woman by squealing. It eventually got so big, it was no longer allowed to sleep on the porch, because it was making the porch sag. So it had a Pig House that she built for it beside the porch. Unfortunately, this woman's husband had a tendency to hit her. One day, they were outside and he hit her in the face when they were standing right in front of the pig. Not only did he hit her and knock her down with the punch, he then kicked her. At that point, the pig apparently had had enough; it started chasing him. It chased him all over the yard, and then up on the porch, which collapsed under it, he ran inside the house and closed the door. Didn't stop the pig....it knocked down the door, and had the guy up on top of the kitchen cabinets trying to chew his leg off...actually biting him, when the woman finally called it off. And it minded her. With this in mind.....do you think you could have a sow and raise it that way, bottle fed it, and treat it like a child and it would defend you?? Pigs are actaully quite smart. Then you could have a house guardian that no one wuld suspect would be soemthing to be worried about, and at the same time, with her litters, she would be producing meat. Whada' ya think??