Apparently, there is no legal action that the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (S.P.C.A) can take against someone who adopted a rescue pig and eventually ate it.
The pig, Molly, was recovered during an animal cruelty seize last year. The SPCA staff dedicated months nursing her and the 56 other rescue animals back to health. It was the staffs mission to place these animals into the care of a loving home until the expiration of their natural lives.
The new owner had Molly in their care for 3 weeks before growing tired of her temperament.
When the S.P.C.A got word of Molly, legal action was called into question.
"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," said SPCA spokesperson Lorie Chortyk.
S.P.C.A says they were assured by the new owner, written and verbally, that Molly would live a humane life as a pet.
Although no legal action can be taken, the S.P.C.A has banned the individual for adopting anymore animals from any of their 36 branches.
Read more at CTV Vancouver