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Molly the pig, adopted from animal rescue, is eaten weeks later

Molly the pig, adopted from animal rescue, is eaten weeks later

The constables confirmed the animal was killed humanely.

Just last week, SPCA was informed that Molly was killed and eaten by the family after images and video appeared online of the animal being prepared.

When 57 Vietnamese pot bellied pigs were rescued from a hoarding situation on Vancouver Island, the pigs were being cared for and re-homed by the BC SPCA out of the Cowichan Valley. The SPCA then works on adopting them to people who have a farm and wish to keep them as a pet.

Last summer, Leon Davis cared for dozens of squirming piglets after a rescue operation in Duncan, B.C.

Allegedly, Molly's owners had struggled with caring for the pet pig. They had all rights to Molly, and did not kill her in a manner that caused her to suffer.

Since there is no evidence of the animal suffering, no charges can be pursued.

The couple, who had signed a pledge saying they were not adopting Molly for food, has been banned from adopting animals at SPCA shelters in British Columbia, but that's all the organization can do, Chortyk told Canadian Television News.

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Media outlets are reporting that the man who adopted Molly was pleading for an end to death threats in a Facebook post that has since been deleted.

'Normally you are getting pictures about how great they are doing because it's a pretty exhaustive application process to make sure that we find a good home, ' said Lorie Chortyk, long time employee of SPCA in BC. "But we try to impress on people that we're here to support and help if anything's gone wrong".

Chortyk said the incident was the first of its kind in her 17 years at the society.

He's disappointed the law allows any owner to kill their pet - be it dog, fish or pig - at their discretion, and although he's never seen it happen before, he thinks the law could be changed to prevent future slaughters.

"The saddest thing is that no one seems to care that millions of pigs die in factory farms every year", she said. The pig was adopted on January 19.

She said the legalities are complex but the society is reassessing its adoption contracts.


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