Fair Oaks residents heard “horrendous screaming and squealing” coming from a nearby backyard. What they found was a pig being slaughtered, initially with a hammer-blow to the head.

Please note – this is not a graphic video -Squeals cause nearby residents to call police

Published on 6 Jan 2013

Police say a man inhumanely slaughtered a large hog in a back yard area. Neighbors say they heard squealing that they could not ignore.

When several Fair Oaks residents began hearing “horrendous screaming and squealing” coming from a nearby backyard, they took a closer look to see what was happening.

What they found was a large hog being slaughtered, initially with a hammer-blow to the head that failed to kill the animal, according to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department.

“If you’ve got a problem, call the *** cops,” said the neighbors doing the slaughtering, as you can hear in the News10 report above.

That’s precisely what the neighbors did.

“It looks like at first he tried to bludgeon it with some kind of blunt force,” said Jason Ramos of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to News10. “When that was unsuccessful, he took some type of weapon and slit the pig’s throat.” 

News10 also reports that Christopher Roppelt, 31, was arrested and charged with felony cruelty to animals. “Police say in the video that they humanely put it down with a bullet”

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