Justice for Adopted Pet Pig Slaughtered for Food

Target: Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food for Canada

Goal: Do not allow pet owners to slaughter or consume any companion animal, including potbelly pigs.

Animal rescuers from the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) were shocked to discover that a rescued pet pig named Molly had been killed and eaten by her new adoptive family. While they had hoped that Molly, who had previously been seized during a cruelty investigation, would live out the rest of her days in peace inside a loving home, her new owners apparently had other ideas. Demand that animal welfare laws in Canada be changed to prevent future tragedies such as this.

As in many other countries, under Canadian law, once a rescue organization adopts out an animal, they lose all legal rights. Additionally, there are currently no laws in Canada to protect potbelly pigs from being consumed, even though they have not been bred for the purposes of being eaten and have been considered companion animals for decades.

More stringent laws are needed to help ensure that all companion animals be protected against the selfish desires of their owners. Sign the petition below and demand that Canada revise its animal welfare laws to make the slaughter and consumption of any companion animal, of any species, illegal.


Dear Minister McAulay,

Rescuers from the British Columbia SPCA were heartbroken to learn than a potbelly pig named Molly had been killed and eaten by her new adoptive family. This animal had been rescued by the SPCA due to the suspicion that her previous owner had mistreated her, making this case particularly tragic. Potbelly pigs, such as Molly, are not intended to be raised or killed for their meat, and there was no reason she had to suffer this sad fate.

Currently, there is nothing in Canadian law to protect potbelly pigs from being killed or eaten, and very little to protect adopted animals in general once they leave the care of their rescuers. That is why we, the undersigned, demand that the current animal welfare laws be changed to make the consumption of all companion animals, regardless of their species, illegal.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. catherine emerson says:

    i can hear fucking Banjos

  2. You have to wonder how these people were able to get the animal in the 1st place. They probably intended to eat the pig anyway, but thought they could lie and get away with it.

  3. Come on people

  4. Derinda Nilsson says:

    Well, Maybe next these people will eat each other when they get hungry. They may as well. DISGUSTING!!!!!!

  5. How pathetic these poor excuses for human beings are. I feel sick that this poor pig was rescued from an abusive situation only to be killed by her new adoptive parents. What the HELL is wrong with this world. I am so sick of people thinking they can just do whatever the hell they want to do to animals! I think anyone who harms either a child or a defenseless animal needs to be removed from this earth!

  6. Andrea Giolli says:

    Horrible!!!! Killing a poor abused animal after they were entrusted with it’s care!!

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