Glad that someone's questioning the cost of the two new 747s. However, it's the Air Force that writes the specs, not Boeing. Remember the flap over the new White House helicopter fleet when Obama was taking office?
Article reassures us that all therapy animals are tested to be free of any bias due to "the person’s age, gender, race, size, mobility equipment usage, and apparel". So they truly are therapy pigs rather than chauvinistic pigs.