Owner of a house threatened with a huge fine for walking the street with his 300kg PIG called Grunt beats the ban after waging war with his city council
- A council reversed their decision to ban the pig from the street
- The original threatened his owner with a $ 806 fine if he kept walking the pig
- More than 3,000 people signed a petition to get Grunt back on the street
- Tim Quilty, a Victorian Member of Parliament, also promised his support for people's right to own a pig
The beloved pig known as Grunt will walk the streets again after a city council said he was unsafe.
Owner Matthew Evans was pleased with the news after the Wangaratta Council had threatened him with a $ 806 fine when news came that Grom would steal food from children.
They said that if Grunt were to be taken back to town, Mr. Evans would violate community law.
Owner Matthew Evans welcomed the news after the Wangaratta Council had threatened him with a fine of $ 806 after news had appeared about a growl that would steal food from children
Evans negotiated a meeting with the city council on Friday to allow him to walk away from the CBD on city paths – but he said he wasn't ready yet.
& # 39; Grom is not free to walk on municipal land, & # 39; said Mr. Evans.
& # 39; But if the paperwork is solid, then it's a good deal as far as I can see, & # 39; he said.
The beloved pig rose to fame after his owner posted the message on Grunt's Facebook page asking if anyone knew of a non-council country where he could run his pig.
He was flooded with support.
The council said earlier that if Grunt were to walk on council ground again he would violate a Community law and added that the 300 kg pig could be dangerous
A petition of more than 3,000 people was signed to get the pig back on the street and even to get support from a Member of Parliament.
& # 39; I wouldn't personally keep a pig as a pet, but people should have the freedom to do this & # 39 ;, said Tim Quilty, the Victorian MP.
& # 39; I like to see Grom walk around! One day I saw him rolling in a puddle of water while I was looking for a cup of coffee – a day made! & # 39; said a commentator said online.
& # 39; Wish all dog owners took the time to train and look after their animals a lot. I hope you keep walking with Grom and that Council will take that letter back, & someone else said.
When Grunt was first banned, a council spokesman said The times there were complaints about the pig that took food from children, and said it became a problem when police and council members tried for hours to curb it.
& # 39; Although we understand the fear of this problem, the council must put the safety of the community first & # 39 ;, said the spokesperson.
Matthew Evans received a letter from the Wangaratta Council saying that running Grunt is a violation of the law on Community law and has a $ 806 fine.
Mr. Evans posted the message on Grunt's Facebook page asking if anyone was aware of a non-council country where he could let his pig walk and was flooded with support
Mr. Evans said 3AW that he walked Grunt on the street for two years without any problems.
& # 39; It came out of nowhere because they asked us to walk around the show last year, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; The irony is that about two days before I received this letter, the new mayor walked the streets with a goat. & # 39;
The law states that a person cannot "unreasonably interfere with the use or enjoyment by a person of the Country or the Way of the Council and / or act in a manner that endangers a person".
"The Council understands the ties that exist between people and their pets and does not want to separate the owner from Grunt, but only wants the pig to be exercised in areas away from the public," the spokesman said.
& # 39; We don't want to harm Gunt, but are obliged to protect our community. & # 39;
The city council defended the announcement and said that the pig became a problem when police officers and city officials tried for hours to curb it
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