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Vegan slammed for keeping pet pig in two-bedroom London flat threatens to SUE the RSCPA

Vegan slammed for keeping pet pig in two-bedroom London flat threatens to SUE the RSCPA

A vegan slammed for keeping a pig in her two-bedroom flat is set to sue the RSPCA for denying her access rights to her former pet that she calls her ‘child’.

Alicia Day, 31, says she is distraught after the animal charity refused to tell her where they had moved Jixy Pixy, an 11-week-old cross-breed she saved from slaughter on a Devon farm.

The charity say that they told Ms Day when she signed over the pig that future visits were prohibited because of the distress and confusion they can cause the animal.

After conducting a fruitless nationwide phone search and issuing an emotional plea on Instagram, Ms Day says her only option is to call in lawyers.

‘It has been so hard,’ she said. ‘I have been crying multiple times a day.

Everything sets me off because I feel like I let him down.

Alicia Day, a  vegan activist slammed for keeping a pig in her two-bedroom flat, is set to sue the RSPCA for denying her access rights to her former pet that she calls her ‘child’

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The 31-year-old says she is distraught after the animal charity refused to tell her where they had moved Jixy Pixy, an 11-week-old cross-breed she saved from slaughter on a Devon farm.

Vegan faces backlash for ‘rescuing’ pig named Jixy Pixy from Vegan activist who ‘rescued’ pig from slaughter to live with

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After conducting a fruitless nationwide phone search and issuing an emotional plea on Instagram, Ms Day says her only option is to call in lawyers

‘First he lost his pig mother and then he lost me and now I will do anything. I just want to be there to see him grow up, with the permission of the sanctuary of course.

Earlier this month, Mailonline revealed how Ms Day had paid a farm in Exeter, Devon £30 for the piglet and, after completing the necessary paperwork, transported him, at a cost of £400, by taxi to her two-bedroom flat in Southall, west London.

She then began introducing Jixy-Pixy to life in the city with trips on the tube, walks in the park and d meals at his favourite restaurant, Wagamama.

This came to an abrupt end after just four days when her landlord evicted them both.

‘I was looking for alternative housing but hadn’t found anywhere that took pets before the landlord evicted us both,’ she said.

‘I contacted the RSPCA because I was desperate for him to have a nice, warm home. The hotel where I had to stay wouldn’t allow him in and I couldn’t bear to think of him being left outside.

In the maelstrom of emotions that accompanied their parting, Ms Day admitted that she signed over ownership of Jixy-Pixy and failed to read a clause stating that she would not be entitled to updates.

‘I was flustered and worried about the pig and, he was screeching in a way that I had never heard before, clearly distressed.

‘But I specifically told them that I wanted the registration number so I could follow up and they did not contradict me.’

Having been told by the RSPCA that Jixy-Pixy had been moved to a sanctuary in Kent, Ms Day rang them all in a bid to locate the pig before extending her search to the rest of the country.

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The charity say that they told Ms Day when she signed over the pig that future visits were prohibited because of the distress and confusion they can cause the animal.

She said: ‘I have been crying multiple times a day. Everything sets me off because I feel like I let him down’

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She added: ‘First he lost his pig mother and then he lost me and now I will do anything. I just want to be there to see him grow up, with the permission of the sanctuary of course’

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Earlier this month, Mailonline revealed how Ms Day had paid a farm in Exeter, Devon £30 for the piglet and, after completing the necessary paperwork, transported him, at a cost of £400, by taxi to her two-bedroom flat in Southall, west London

‘The sanctuaries gave me very full answers and tried to help so they weren’t covering up,’ said Ms Day. ‘But I have found nothing and right now I feel like I am failing as a mother if I can’t be there, if I just let him be taken away from me not knowing why.

‘The RSPCA say they don’t allow former owners to have contact details because it would stress the pig but I really think they should be dealing with these matters on a case by case basis.

‘An adopted child often reaches out to find its biological parent so I don’t think it’s right for them to say that the pig would be stressed out by a visit from me.

‘If I visited him once a week or once a month then he’d know I still care and didn’t abandon him. I know enough about pigs to know that they can remember human companions even after years of being apart.

And they get depressed and sad when they are away from their human owners.’

Ms Day, a vegan and graduate in International Business from New York, travelled to London in October hoping to find work with animal rights organisations in Europe.

She said she was confident that her financially successful family would back her bid to challenge the RSPCA’s ruling.

‘I have been in touch with a support group for people who have had issues with the RSPCA and they have given me details for lawyers who I hope can help.

‘I will fight to the last breath to challenge the RSPCA’s decision and would do anything, including laying down my life, for my pig child’s safety and well-being.

‘My family have the financial means to challenge them to the end and I hope and believe they will support me in doing so.

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 She then began introducing Jixy-Pixy to life in the city with trips on the tube, walks in the park and even sharing baths.

They also d meals at his favourite restaurant, Wagamama

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This came to an abrupt end after just four days when her landlord evicted them both.

‘I was looking for alternative housing but hadn’t found anywhere that took pets before the landlord evicted us both,’ she said

Before leaving New York, Ms Day had paid to save two other young pigs, Piggimal and Porkchild, from the breakfast table. They now both live in a sanctuary in America.

Jixy-Pixy, however, is special.

‘I love them all but with Jixy Pixy I had him for a longer period of time,’ she said.

‘What is making me fight so hard for him is that he did have separation anxieties when we were together.

‘He did get upset even if I went into the bathroom on my own.

He would make these growling noises outside the door and sulk.’

Similar strops would follow at bedtime when Ms Day would refuse him permission to join her on the bed.

‘He would sulk but he accepted it and slept on the floor, most of the time under my bed,’ she said. ‘It was just four days but I loved him like he was my child.

‘I think right now he would miss that knowledge that he was loved and had someone by his side who loved him.’

In a statement the RSPCA said: ‘In early November, the owner of the pet pig came to us to ask for help, because she was struggling to cope with the animal in her London flat.

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Ms Day, a vegan and graduate in International Business from New York, travelled to London in October hoping to find work with animal rights organisations in Europe

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The RSPCA said visits by former owners were not possible but had assured Ms Day that the pig is happy and living in ‘suitable accommodation.

‘Following advice and discussions she decided the kindest option was to sign the animal over to the RSPCA, which she did on 4 November.

‘When signing over the pig, we provided her with a leaflet of information about what would happen next, which explained that once an animal has been signed over to the RSPCA, our priority is always the animal and settling them into a new life.

‘We explained that visits by former owners are not possible, as this may cause distress and confusion to the animal who may think their former owner has arrived to take them home.

‘We have since spoken to her on a couple of occasions and re-assured her that the pig is living a happy life in suitable accommodation until a loving and appropriate permanent home can be found for him.’

 

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