Children were among the witnesses who watched in horror and begged Benjamin Fullwood, 23, to stop stabbing a domestic pig that had gotten out of its pen on neighboring property and wandered into Bevills Mobile Home in Springfield, Georgia on Wednesday, April 3.
Instead, according to the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Fullwood released his two Pit Bulls on the pig while he stabbed the animal with a knife in full view of children and other bystanders in a brutal display of animal cruelty, the Effingham Herald reports.
The pig had gotten loose from its owner’s property on Courthouse Road and wandered into the mobile home park. “It was a domestic pig that was lost,” Ehsanipoor said. “The pig posed no threat to anyone."
Good Samaritans were trying to find the pig’s owner. "It was a pet,” he said.
Fullwood lives in the mobile home park but went into someone else’s yard to attack the pig, according to Ehsanipoor.
Fullwood was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, obstruction and trespassing.
This was not “hog hunting,” the Ehansipoor said. This is a guy who did a sadistic thing and hurt a domestic animal right in front of people, including children.
The pig was seriously injured but survived. The pig’s owner was located and the animal was taken home to recover, Ehsanipoor said.