The person who adopted Molly, the pet pig from the BC SPCA in January, has apologized via social media for killing and eating her. On Facebook, the resident of Vancouver Island who goes by “Austin Manson Forget” explains:
“I promise that I did not adopt Molly with the intention of killing her, it was only when she became aggressive with my partners dog and had tried breaking through our glass door that I made the decision to have her put down. I understand and invite people to have their own opinions on the matter, but please understand that I am still human. I realize that what I did was wrong, and I cannot fix it, I can only continue to apologize.”
The BC SPCA of Cowichan and District branch had welcomed Molly the pet pig into their rescue organization after she had been rescued from a cruelty investigation. The pot bellied pig had been carefully nursed back to health by volunteers from the organization and adopted out to a family on January 19. Less than one month later, came the disturbing news that Molly had been killed and eaten. According to Global News, it was Brandee McKee who discovered what had happened to Molly.
The Vietnamese potbelly pig was killed on February 16. Austin posted that he wanted to assure everyone that “Molly died humanely and it was not done for fun or for sport.” According to Austin’s story, Molly became aggressive. And although he now says he realizes he made a mistake, online animal advocates remain angry why he didn’t notify the BC SPCA and returned Molly. Austin went on to say he and his partner have received death threats since the pig’s tragic story has gone viral.
“I have owned animals throughout my entire life and I have never considered taking any of my pets’ lives, they have all lived healthy and happy lives,” Austin posted on Facebook. “I am a huge advocate for standing up against animal abuse. If I could do more, I would, however I am a young adult and I feel that I’m trying to the best of my ability to right my wrongs.”
Austin also addressed the videos and the recipes he bragged about on social media’s Snapchat; now stating he is well aware how insensitive and inappropriate his postings had been.
(Information via Global News)
Read more of the original story here. Rest in peace Molly. What happened to this pet wasn’t fair.
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