Options are limited should you adopt a conventional pet – a cat or dog, for example – that turns out to be difficult. Not so with a pig:
Last summer, Leon Davis cared for dozens of squirming piglets after a rescue operation in Duncan, B.C.
One of the 57 animals the Nanaimo SPCA branch manager nursed back to health was Molly, a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig who finally found her forever home last month.
But just weeks after the adoption, Davis heard the news: Molly had been butchered and eaten by her new owner after problems were reported with the little pig.
Pork is tasty; no problem.