Police arrest hunter after another pet pig is killed on Oahu

Gina Lay
Gina Lay
Randall Kaulahea
Randall Kaulahea

By Duane Shimogawa - bio | email

HAWAII KAI (KHNL) - Another pet pig is slaughtered on oahu. The latest killing has some in the Hawaii Kai community calling for stricter hunting regulations.

Hawaii Animal Sanctuary owner Gina Lay takes in unwanted animals from around the island.

But one of her most beloved pet pig, Keller, is now gone.

"They pulled over and released their dogs and they mauled Keller and the hunter stabbed Keller to death," Lay said.

This happened Saturday afternoon right in front of the sanctuary on Kamilonui Place in Hawaii Kai.

The death of Keller has inspired the community to start a makeshift memorial, where he died.

Police arrested 24-year-old Randall Kaulahea of Kaneohe for hunting on private lands.

"They did seem sincerely regretful and I asked that they help me bury keller and they did," Lay said.

She says she wants tougher regulations when it comes to hunting dogs. Last year, Joseph Calarruda of Makaha was sentenced to five years in prison for killing a pet pig named Porky.

"If we could just get to the point where we recognize that each animal is important in and of itself, that it wants to live, that they each have their own personalities, that we have more respect for life," Lay said.

Keller, named after Helen Keller, was also blind. Lay hopes people won't turn a blind eye when it comes to what she says is a big problem between hunters and pet owners.

Although the incident happened on private land, the Department of Land and Natural Resources plans to investigate to see if any hunting rules were broken.