Georgia man charged in pig attack

Friday, April 5, 2013 7:12 AM
Last updated Saturday, April 6, 2013 1:31 AM
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SPRINGFIELD, Ga. — A Georgia man unleashed his two pit bulls on a neighbor’s pet pig that got loose in a mobile home park, then stabbed the animal 23 times in front of children and other onlookers, authorities said.

Oliver recovers from stab wounds. Police say a man stabbed the pet pig 23 times and sent his two pit bulls after the animal.  EFFINGHAM COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
EFFINGHAM COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Oliver recovers from stab wounds. Police say a man stabbed the pet pig 23 times and sent his two pit bulls after the animal.

The pig – named Oliver – survived and was in critical condition at a veterinarian’s office Friday, said Effingham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor. He added that Oliver had been stabbed mostly in his neck and hind parts.

The owner of the dogs, 23-year-old Benjamin Full­wood, was charged Wednes­day with felony cruelty to animals, criminal trespass and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, Ehsanipoor said. The man’s bond was set at $25,000, and a judge ordered him to have no contact with domestic animals, Ehsanipoor said. It was unclear Friday whether Fullwood had an attorney.

Oliver got out of its owners’ yard Wednesday afternoon and wandered into a mobile home park in Springfield, Ehsanipoor said. Residents of the park were trying to get in touch with the animal’s owner when Fullwood unleashed his two pit bulls on the pig and then began stabbing him in front of a group of people, including children, Ehsanipoor said.

“This was an unprovoked attack. The pig was posing no threat to anybody,” Ehsanipoor said. “It was just brutal.”

Fullwood initially lied to deputies, saying he was punching the pig, Ehsanipoor said. But witness accounts, and the nature of the pig’s wounds, led deputies to determine the pig had been stabbed, he said. Oliver was expected to make a full recovery.

Fullwood was arrested in 2011 on animal cruelty charges and accused of leaving cats and dogs in unsanitary cages for days without food or water, Ehsanipoor said.

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 04/05/13 - 09:32 am
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DIXIEMAN HAS 7,899,204 POINTS

When will this pig on pig violence stop??
Dixieman calls for all pigs to be armed and trained to fire their weapons to protect themselves.
If that is not possible, I want Federal legislation -- the Violence Against Pigs Act (VAPA) -- which can be championed by Vice President Joe "The Dude" Biden. This project will keep him out of camera range, a good thing for his political ambitions!!

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 04/05/13 - 09:26 am
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Fullwood Just Strengthens the Definition
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Country Redneck Bumpkin. Stupid [filtered word]. It also continues the negatives about pits, which are only a product of how they are kept. The dog should be taken away from this idiot, and he be not allowed to have another. The dog should be rehabilitated and given to a loving family.

urright
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urright 04/05/13 - 09:48 am
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VAPA!!

When will the Million Pig March take place? I know a few people who will follow any protest as long as snacks are provided. (We usually call them sheep, not pigs, though.)

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 04/05/13 - 10:56 am
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I hold pigs in high esteem...

especially when they are between 2 slices of bread with lettuce and tomato!!

Georgialina
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Georgialina 04/05/13 - 11:35 am
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GG

I too hold pigs in high esteem especially when served with BBQ sauce after about 12 hours over my pit!!

owensjef3
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owensjef3 04/05/13 - 11:58 am
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What da
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What da

David Parker
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David Parker 04/05/13 - 01:04 pm
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Even a wild pig gets it quick

Even a wild pig gets it quick with a bullet or at the least a slit jugular. Yeah, little cruel for my taste. But yeah I love ribs.

Mr. Thackeray
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Mr. Thackeray 04/05/13 - 01:27 pm
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That pig is smarter than some

That pig is smarter than some of you!!!

PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 04/05/13 - 02:37 pm
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This little piggy cried

This little piggy cried "weeweewee" all the way home. Siccing your dog on a harmless pig is cruel. What is wrong with some people?

allhans
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allhans 04/05/13 - 06:28 pm
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One of the reasons pit bulls

One of the reasons pit bulls have a bad name. The owners train them that way.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 04/05/13 - 11:16 pm
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Wow

Just because a man is craving really fresh BBQ, is no reason to throw him in jail!

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