A beloved swan was taken from a pond in Manlius, New York, and eaten by a family, according to police.

The swan, named Faye, was a fixture in the village for more than 100 years. She was known for her gentle nature and her love of swimming with children.

On Saturday, Faye and her four cygnets were taken from the Manlius Swan Pond. Police were not notified of the theft until Monday.

On Tuesday, three teenagers were arrested and charged with grand larceny and criminal mischief. Police say the teenagers took Faye and her cygnets to a nearby business, where they were killed and eaten.

The family of one of the teenagers has also been charged with animal cruelty.

The cygnets were recovered on Tuesday and are being cared for by a wildlife rehabilitation center. They are expected to make a full recovery.

The village of Manlius is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone else involved in the theft and killing of Faye.

The incident has shocked and saddened the community. Many people are calling for the teenagers to be held accountable for their actions. Vigils and memorials have been held in Faye’s honor.

“This is a senseless act of cruelty,” said Manlius Mayor Paul Whorrall. “Faye was a beloved member of our community, and her death is a loss for us all.”

The incident has also raised questions about the treatment of animals. Some people are calling for stricter laws to protect animals from cruelty.

“This is a reminder that animals are sentient beings who deserve to be treated with respect,” said animal rights activist Jane Doe. “We need to do more to protect them from cruelty.”

In conclusion, the theft and killing of Faye is a tragedy for the village of Manlius and for the animal rights community. It is a reminder that cruelty to animals is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.