BURKE, Vt. (AP) – No more table scraps for Pinky the pig.

For years, the pig has been dining on leftovers from Burke Town School, thanks to pig farmer George Wagner, who picked them up and fed them to his swine.

Citing an obscure state law, school officials say they’ve done away with a cafeteria “pig bucket” that collected the food and are now throwing out the excess, as of last week. The issue came up after parents asked that a composting program be started to use the waste.

Mike Wood, an assistant state veterinarian in the Department of Agriculture, told school officials that Vermont statutes prohibit the school from supplying food waste for pig good.

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