Grunt the pig has made it to parliament.
Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty threw his support behind the Wangaratta pig in the Victorian Legislative Council and asked the council to "set him free".
"The council claims that Grunt is dangerous because of his weight," he said on Tuesday.
"He does weigh 300 kilos, but then again so do some people. The pig is no more dangerous than a mobility scooter."
Mr Quilty referred to local government as a "hammer".
"And to them every problem is a nail," he said.
"They could have talked to Mr Evans and worked out a new route for Grunt's walk, found a compromise or a middle ground.
"Instead they came in swinging all bans, fines and penalties.
"The only thing human about government is that it constantly makes mistakes."
Mr Quilty said Grunt had received nothing but support since the story broke.
"The community is rallying against the government. I would like to add my support," he said.
"To Wangaratta council: please lift the ban. Set free Grunt the pig."
The Border Mail