Vegan activist, 32, ordered to give up pig living in her tiny London flat after ‘rescuing’ it from slaughter, is forced to give up ANOTHER pig child she adopted after moving to Poland
- Alicia Day, 32, had to give up her first pig from a small flat in Ealing, West London
- A vet in Poland has determined that a second pet pig should be kept in better conditions
- Mrs. Day has spent thousands visiting pigs and eating in restaurants
A vegan has been ordered to give up a pet pig that she cared for in her small apartment and hand it over to a shelter – for the second time in two years.
Alicia Day, 32, originally from New York, claims she’s ’embarrassed’ after a vet decides the pig – named Pupcia – should be moved to a more suitable home.
This is the second pig she has taken from her after her landlord banished her first – Jixy Pixy – from her flat in Ealing, West London.
At the time, she aroused outrage at the circumstances in which she kept Jixy Pixy, but claims she gave him a good life for giving him a bath and taking him to Wagamamas.
Alicia Day, 32, lives in Warsaw, Poland with a pet pig but gives him to a shelter at the end of the month
Ms. Day had also previously had to give up a pig as a pet in London after keeping it in a small flat in Ealing
She now lives in Warsaw, Poland, having moved to teach English and claims the pig is being taken from her, despite all the necessary paperwork.
Ms Day said: ‘I have gone through a very extensive documentation process to register as a livestock farmer here in Poland.
“I started working on that on the first day – pretty much the day after I landed in this country.”
The pig lover explained that she adopted Pupcia last month, but he immediately ran away after she moved into a flat with no garden.
The vegan lives in a small flat with the four-month-old pig that a vet has ruled is not suitable for a farm animal
The four-month-old pig was found by a member of the public and taken to a local farm, where a vet ruled that it should be kept in a house with a proper yard.
Mrs. Day must now hand over the pig by the end of the month.
Since moving into an apartment in Warsaw, neighbors have complained after Pupcia uprooted two lawns in the communal gardens while walking with Ms. Day.
And her current landlady is said to be just as unhappy as her London landlord with her choice of pet and fined her £ 575 for keeping the animal.
Mrs. Day takes her pig on public transport and in taxis to sightsee and visit restaurants with her
Mrs. Day has spent thousands of pounds pampering her pet pig Pupcia and regularly gives him a bath in her tiny flat
Mrs. Day happily takes the pig for walks around town, but receives complaints from neighbors after uprooting two lawns in their communal gardens
Ms. Day continued, “I would say that owning a pig, the desire to help animals, prompted me to do things that would normally have frightened me.
‘I’m actually moving the pig to another farm animal shelter at the end of this month, I have to say that.
“But for now we just live every day as if it’s our last here in Warsaw.”
Mrs. Day spent thousands of pounds on her pet pigs, taking both her previous pig and the current landmark on taxi rides and to restaurants.
Mrs. Day enjoyed taking her first pet pig, Jixy-Pixy, which she owned two years ago, on walks around London
Jixy-Pixy was her first pet pig to keep in a small flat in Ealing, West London, but was forced to give him up after her landlord refused to let her keep him
She said, “I spent a fortune on this pig, taxi rides and stuff, you know.
‘The amount is easily £ 7,000. But I would do anything for my ‘children’. I don’t really care about my own happiness.
‘I can’t just ignore the suffering of animals. This is just one chapter in the story of my efforts to help animals. ‘
She added that she was once scammed for hundreds of pounds trying to buy a cow.
The vegan, who says she weeps at the thought of animals being slaughtered, says she is now saving to buy a piece of land to keep pigs.