A pig that was adopted from a British Columbia SPCA was killed and eaten by the people who adopted her.
Molly, a three-year-old Vietnamese potbelly pig, came to the SPCA as part of a cruelty investigation. She was taken care of and nursed back to health by the staff and was finally adopted by a couple on Jan. 19. It was then discovered that on Feb. 16, Molly had been killed and eaten.
Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA said, “Because animals are considered property under the law, once an adoption agreement is made, that person is the full legal owner of that animal, whether it’s a dog, or a cat, or a pig or whatever so the minute the adoption is signed we lose all legal rights to that animal.”
“The reality is, it’s not illegal to kill your own animal in Canada. Someone can take a gun and shoot their dog in the head and as long as the dog dies instantly, unfortunately, there’s no law against that.”
Molly’s owners shared photos and videos on social media of them seasoning the meat and preparing to eat it. The man who adopted the pig has been marked in the BC SPCA database as never being allowed to adopt any animal from them for the rest of his life.