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Fairview police officer shoots, kills loose pig
News-Democrat (Illinois) ^ | 12-3-12

Posted on 12/05/2012 11:04:43 AM PST by Arthurio

By JAMIE FORSYTHE — News-Democrat

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS — A pot-bellied pig that has been wreaking havoc throughout neighborhoods in southeastern Fairview Heights the past month has been shot and killed by a police officer, according to Lt. Steve Evans.

Evans said the black pig was shot at about 9 a.m. Sunday near Christ United Methodist Church on Frank Scott Parkway.

Read more here: http://www.bnd.com/2012/12/03/2415446/fairview-police-officer-shoots.html#storylink=cpy

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TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
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1 posted on 12/05/2012 11:04:48 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Whod’a known that Michael Moore was roaming that neighborhood?


2 posted on 12/05/2012 11:06:10 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Arthurio

A pot bellied pig is a menace?


3 posted on 12/05/2012 11:06:33 AM PST by albie
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To: Arthurio

noticeable lack of professional courtesy


4 posted on 12/05/2012 11:08:47 AM PST by fnord (If my liberty is not part of the social contract, I opt out)
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To: Arthurio

To protect and serve...for dinner!


5 posted on 12/05/2012 11:09:00 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Arthurio

Because killing dogs has become so passé...


6 posted on 12/05/2012 11:10:12 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Arthurio

How come it’s OK for the press to identify the color of this pig?


7 posted on 12/05/2012 11:10:26 AM PST by Doug in CA
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To: Arthurio

First dogs, now pigs? If anyone here has a llama or a camel, you’d best keep a close eye on it. Both of those critters hock loogies. :)


8 posted on 12/05/2012 11:10:51 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: albie

Pigs will do an amazing amount of damage to an incredible number of things. Property damage was no doubt sky-high


9 posted on 12/05/2012 11:10:51 AM PST by GilesB
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To: Arthurio

Shot at 9, should have been on the smoker by 11.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 11:11:42 AM PST by wrench
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To: GilesB

Correct... pigs are 4-legged tanks! I’ve seen more that my fair share of sties completely destroyed by food- or sex-motivated pigs.

That being said, WTF is with cops these days?!


11 posted on 12/05/2012 11:12:15 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Arthurio

They shot one of their own?


12 posted on 12/05/2012 11:14:41 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Arthurio
'estimated to be 50 pounds.'

Not exactly large for a pot belly[pig].

13 posted on 12/05/2012 11:17:55 AM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Arthurio

"Settle down Wu ...We'll get you another pig"

C*********!

14 posted on 12/05/2012 11:24:22 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: albie

if its running around loose, yes. if you love your pets keep them at home.


15 posted on 12/05/2012 11:24:33 AM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: RitchieAprile; albie

Yes. It smacks of an entitlement attitude to expect to be able to impose on others by letting your pig run wild in a residential area.


16 posted on 12/05/2012 11:37:00 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Arthurio

What, they couldn’t find an innocent dog to shoot that day? They should make the cretin cop get in bed naked with the bloody pig corpse and sleep with it.


17 posted on 12/05/2012 12:31:53 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: Arthurio

I remember when the pot belly pig craze hit. They went for over $200.00 each. When the fad died out you could not even give them away, no one wanted them!

I saw two full grown ones sell at a livestock auction for 50 cents each, a year later they could not even get a bid on them.

I later heard that a pot bellied pig makes great eating.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 12:36:56 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Which is not a police issue.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 1:01:24 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Arthurio

It is believed it was someone’s pet. So, why couldn’t the cop call the dog catcher? Why couldn’t the city have given it to a zoo or given it to a 4-H or FFA kid or a farmer? No, cops shoot to kill first and ask questions later.


20 posted on 12/05/2012 1:02:42 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Arthurio

Sounds OK to me, ongoing problem no responsible owner and Animal Control could not do the job. Good Shoot.


21 posted on 12/05/2012 1:20:51 PM PST by Ratman83
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To: Arthurio

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....BACON!


22 posted on 12/05/2012 1:25:34 PM PST by OldMissileer
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To: driftdiver

It certainly shouldn’t be.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 1:59:59 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Arthurio

Fratricide


24 posted on 12/05/2012 5:52:26 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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