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“First reaction I’d say was shock. Heartbreak,” British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals employee Leon Davis told the CBC. Staff at an animal shelter in Canada are stunned after a local family adopted a potbellied pig as a pet, then slaughtered and ate her weeks later. Davis had helped bring Molly, a Vietnamese potbellied pig, back to health after she and dozens of other pigs ended up in the care of the organization after a cruelty investigation and subsequent rescue operation. In mid-January. Shelter workers believed they were sending Molly to a great home. But weeks later, a local woman saw reports on social media indicating the couple had slaughtered and eaten Molly.
A Vancouver Island couple adopted Molly from a local BC SPCA branch, the Global News reported, but later slaughtered the pig because they found keeping and training a pet pig to be more work than they could handle. local law enforcement confirmed that the family had indeed slaughtered and consumed Molly, BC SPCA spokeswoman Lorie Chortyk told People Magazine. Because law enforcement determined the slaughter was done humanely, there’s wasn’t much action the BC SPCA could take. United States, animal cruelty laws vary from state to state, but in many states, it’s also legal for people to kill and eat their own pets — including cats and dogs.) The reality is, it’s not illegal to kill your own animal in Canada. The couple will be blacklisted from adopting any other animals from BC SPCA in the future. He noted that the shelter would have happily taken Molly back into its care if the couple had only returned her.
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