100 pigs dumped after Wallis and Futuna ceremony

More than 100 pre-cooked pigs have had to be buried on Wallis and Futuna after a ceremony to bless a new church dedicated to Saint Peter Chanel.

The territory's public broadcaster said about 300 pigs were prepared for the celebration in Vaisei on Futuna which marked the completion of the building the church.

However, there were too many pigs.

The Works Department was brought in for the clean-up, using a digger to dispose of about 100 of the pigs.

The broadcaster says some people considered this a waste while others found the pigs were a gift given out of joy.