Someone re-homed their pet pig on Craigslist and the animal wound up with a Georgia woman who wanted the pig slaughtered for food. According to Friday’s publication of the Miami Herald, the pig did not die quickly…but was instead, tortured by the people who were asked to put her down.
The disturbing scene played out on Wednesday afternoon in a Bibb County, Georgia neighborhood. The pig’s new owner, Gertha Atis, allegedly asked 62-year-old Freddie Phelps Sr. to kill the pig, but he failed to accomplish the task quickly, or humanely.
Brian Walls, who was in the area working on a home, described what he saw to the Miami Herald:
“It was one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever witnessed before. It was a horrible thing that happened.” Walls saw the pig get shot, but the animal did not die. The torture continued, “They were beating the pig, hitting it in the face and it was squealing. They weren’t hitting it hard enough to kill it. They were mainly just torturing the thing, and the thing had to be in horrible pain.”