Woman fined for killing rescue pig for meat

40-year-old prosecuted for "breach of trust and complicity in slaughter outside a slaughterhouse under illegal conditions"

A woman has been fined €500 and handed a three-month suspended sentence for illegally killing and butchering a pig that had been rescued from the slaughterhouse.

She was prosecuted for "breach of trust and complicity in slaughter outside a slaughterhouse under illegal conditions".

The 40-year-old, from Vannes in Morbihan, had signed an 'adoption contract' for the animal, that had been rescued by the animal rights' organisation Le Paradis de la dernière chance, in which she had promised to keep it until the end of its natural life, according to Le Télégramme.

According to the Breton daily, however, gendarmes discovered "110kg of meat piled up in boxes" at the defendant's home in December 2016. The court was told that some of the meat was intended for sale.

"The animal was too big to feed him, he had escaped several times from his pen. I had entrusted it to my ex-husband who called in a butcher to kill him with a shotgun," she told the court.

But her ex-husband said: "From the beginning, she wanted to kill him to eat him and I was not aware of the adoption contract."

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