YouTube animal rights activist ends up in court after he stole farmer’s pig to save it from slaughter

A YouTube animal rights activist was taken to court for stealing a farmer’s pig to save it from the slaughter.

Wesley Omar swiped the pig from Belmont Farm in Leicestershire before sitting it in the footwell of the passenger seat of his car and played an Elvis Presley song to soothe it.

The 23-year-old filmed the theft and posted it on YouTube and Facebook to encourage people to question whether or not they need to eat meat.

A subsequent video of the stolen pig being re-homed was shared by American musician Moby, which subsequently led to a farmer at the Pickwell pig farm near Melton spotting it and reporting Omar.

The pig he stole is now named Wilbur and lives at an animal sanctuary. The farmer was not able to reclaim the pig due to the risk of contamination.

Omar can be heard repeatedly apologizing to the animals for their plight and describing them as “intelligent” and “innocent” beings.

As we all know pigs are smarter than dogs and more important they are a caring loving being with real emotions. Like the argument with all animal rights what gives us the right to do what we want with animals just because we can.

Hunting has been around for ever yet with modern abilities we can eat healthier without it. So where do we draw the line on what tradition allows us to do even though it’s not better or even good. Japan has a mass dolphin hunting tradition that just senselessly kills them even though they are even smarter than us in many ways. The end result is it’s not what’s better or right it’s what people can get away with.

In the end there is no moral justification or purpose with killing animals. It’s just something people do because they can.

A YouTube animal rights activist was taken to court for stealing a farmer’s pig to save it from the slaughter.

Wesley Omar swiped the pig from Belmont Farm in Leicestershire before sitting it in the footwell of the passenger seat of his car and played an Elvis Presley song to soothe it.

The 23-year-old filmed the theft and posted it on YouTube and Facebook to encourage people to question whether or not they need to eat meat.

A subsequent video of the stolen pig being re-homed was shared by American musician Moby, which subsequently led to a farmer at the Pickwell pig farm near Melton spotting it and reporting Omar.

The pig he stole is now named Wilbur and lives at an animal sanctuary. The farmer was not able to reclaim the pig due to the risk of contamination.

Omar can be heard repeatedly apologizing to the animals for their plight and describing them as “intelligent” and “innocent” beings.

As we all know pigs are smarter than dogs and more important they are a caring loving being with real emotions. Like the argument with all animal rights what gives us the right to do what we want with animals just because we can.

Hunting has been around for ever yet with modern abilities we can eat healthier without it. So where do we draw the line on what tradition allows us to do even though it’s not better or even good. Japan has a mass dolphin hunting tradition that just senselessly kills them even though they are even smarter than us in many ways. The end result is it’s not what’s better or right it’s what people can get away with.

In the end there is no moral justification or purpose with killing animals. It’s just something people do because they can.