Pink Floyd flying pig pulled from auction because the band love him too much

It's time for Algie to come home where he belongs

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Pink Floyd fans hoping for a chance of taking home that iconic flying pig from their Animals album cover, it's bad news.

The legendary rock band have pulled the Air Artists inflatable from auction because they love 'Algie' too much to let him go.

The pig's owners were planning on selling him as part of a clear out of their UK warehouse but when the group heard about the sale, they stepped in to stop it going ahead.

 

"Pink Floyd came back and said that they wanted to have him back and rehome him," auction house Durrants told ABC News. "I think after the huge amount of publicity that has been generated, the band though that Algie should go back to them."

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The pig was flown above Battersea Power Station for Pink Floyd's 1977 album and popped up at a series of concerts too.

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