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Vegan activist who kept farm pig in London flat arrested by Putin’s cops in Moscow for walking baby cow on Red Square | The Sun

A VEGAN activist who rescued a pig from a farm and kept it in her tiny London flat has been arrested in Moscow – after walking a cow across Red Square.

Alicia Day, 34, was arrested in the Russian capital's famous square after reportedly trying to take a calf for a walk.

The New York-born vegan activist previously made headlines in 2019 when, while living in Southall, west London, she rescued a pig and kept it as a pet in her flat.

Naming the pig "Jixy Pixy", she said she treated it as a "child", spoiling it with trips to Wagamama, £400 taxi rides, and even shared a bath with it.

She was forced to give up the pig after the RSPCA became aware of what she was doing, and took it to a shelter.

Last year, she moved to Warsaw in Poland, where once again she got into trouble for adopting a pig and keeping it in her flat.


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She has now been arrested in Moscow for similar animal-related offences.

Russian media reports that the US citizen was detained by law enforcement officers while walking the calf on Red Square, home to the Kremlin as well as the iconic St Basil's Cathedral.

She reportedly explained that she had bought the animal on the internet and wanted to take it for a walk.

Day was arrested under the article of the Code Administrative Offences, "Violation of the established procedure for holding a meeting, rally, demonstration, procession or picketing".

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Moscow's Tverskoy Court also told state media that Day allegedly tried to resist arrest.

She was accused of an unauthorised action that obstructs pedestrians and resisting arrest.

Each offence carries a sentence of up to 15 days in prison or community service.

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