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Pangasinan man accused of raping neighbor’s pet pig

As swine fever grips Filipinos – at least the hog farmers – one construction worker in Pangasinan reportedly threw caution to the wind in pursuit of his porcine passion.

Rommel Marimla, 21 of Sual according to Balitambayan, was behind bars today after his neighbor accused him of sexually assaulting his 8-month-old pet pig, Bandera reported.

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Jomar Austria was convinced his pet piggie was violated because its genitalia was swollen and bloody. It’s unclear how that led Austria to conclude his neighbor had raped the poor young pig, but the animal’s condition was enough for him to file a police report against Marimla.

Police believe Austria’s account and will charge Marimla, who was arrested Saturday, with grave scandal and violating the Animal Welfare Act.

Austria told police that he was caring for the young female pig in the hope she would find a more suitable partner – a boar – to father a litter of piglets, Bombo Radyo reported. It was unknown if the alleged attack left her unable to produce offspring.

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