The SPCA are totally disconnected from real life

Apparently, sticking a pig as part of a hunt now requires an in-depth investigation by the SPCA:

Video of a boar being killed during a fishing trip has stoked controversy after being posted on social media.

Ray Crake told the Herald he was out fishing with his grandchildren in Waikato harbour when he saw the boar. They killed it after pulling it onto their boat and last week posted the video to Facebook.

The SPCA is now investigating the killing.

Crake said the boar had been “chased by hunters and ended up swimming in the water.” It would have “just swam around until it drowned,” he said.

“We sort of watched it on the mud flats until it eventually made it into the water, and we saw it swimming so we thought we’d have a go at it.”

Crake said he was surprised to see the 63kg pig so far out into the harbour but killed it with a knife after dragging it into the boat.

Crake said his granddaughter had posted the footage, and reactions had varied from supportive to outraged.

“Some were happy and some were pretty disgusted, they thought we’d drowned it.”

Crake said they didn’t make the pig suffer during the catch. “There was no cruelty at all.”

However, SPCA manager Alan Wilson said Croke’s actions were “just not on”.

Wilson said “it’s an offence we would look into, and we’re going to take our time to investigate it.”

As you can see, the SPCA have an open mind on the matter, calling it “just not on” and “it’s an offence” before “investigating it”.

A woman systematically starved her horse to death, and that led to her having to do some community service.  These people found a wild pig going for a swim, pulled it into the boat and dispatched it with a knife.

The worse Alan Wilson and his SPCA-deputy-sheriff badge can do here is sound outraged.

How does he think thousands of boars make it to the freezer every year?   He better not watch a video of a pack of dogs bailing one up then.  He’ll have a heart attack.

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– Ben Hill, NZ Herald

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