Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!
Buy the #EatForThePlanet book



Buzz Petition

It is downright appalling what some people are capable of doing to animals. An unnamed Canadian couple adopted a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig from the SPCA as a pet in January of this year, only to kill and eat her less than a month later. They shamelessly boasted themselves seasoning her flesh on Snapchat, which has understandably caused an uproar.

Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA), told Global News that since animals are considered property under Canadian law, there is nothing they can legally do to seek justice for the pig, who was named Molly. Although the couple agreed not to kill Molly during the SPCA’s adoption screening process, they became the legal owners once the adoption agreement was signed, leaving little the SPCA could do but blacklist the couple from the BC SPCA database. Chortyk explained, “We got assurances, but it’s not legally binding. We have no say unless there’s a case where animal cruelty laws are being violated. Then absolutely, we can intervene … I’ve been here 17 years — this is the first time I’ve ever heard of this happening.”

Chortyk further explained, “The reality is, it’s not illegal to kill your own animal in Canada. Someone can take a gun and shoot their dog in the head, and as long as the dog dies instantly, unfortunately, there’s no law against that.”

A petition has been set up to get Snapchat to ban this heartless couple from the social media site. The fact they made zero effort to re-home Molly (their defense is they killed her because they didn’t know how to care for her) and killed her so soon after adopting her and promising to provide her with a safe forever home indicates they may have intended to acquire her for her meat from the start. If someone had done this to an adopted dog or cat, there would likely be an even bigger outrage, and Molly’s life is just as valuable as any other companion animal’s.

Please take a moment to sign the petition here to demand some sort of justice for Molly, and ask your friends and family to do the same.
Buzz Petition

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through some recent posts below:

Modern Meadow Teams Up With European Chemical Giant to Bring Cruelty-Free Leather to the Masses!

Plant-Based Chef, Matthew Kenney, to Open Vegan Deli in Venice, California!

This Company Is Revolutionizing Pet Food With First-Ever ‘Lab-Cultured’ Product!

The Governor of New York Is Considering a Plastic Bag Ban – Let’s Get Him to Pass it!

Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

0 comments on “Tell Snapchat to Ban Couple That Killed and Cooked a Pig They Adopted as a Pet”

Click to add comment

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Follow us on

Do Not Show This Again


Submit to OneGreenPlanet

Terms & Conditions ×