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Poor porker

Turns out eating a pig you have adopted from the SPCA is not offside.

This after an unnamed B.C. individual is accused of adopting the pig under false pretenses then slaughtering it and eating it.

A spokesperson for the SPCA says, unfortunately, that's the only course of action available to the animal welfare agency.

"Because they were the legal owners of the animal after the adoption and it is not illegal in Canada to eat animals for food, we have no legal recourse to recommend any charges," Chortyk told CTV News in a statement.

The pot-bellied pig even had a name, Molly was among 57 pigs seized during a cruelty investigation on Vancouver Island last year. She was adopted out in January, and the SPCA was informed last week that she had been eaten.

The individual is no longer allowed to adopt from any of the SPCA's 36 branches in B.C.

-with files from CTV Vancouver Island



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