Where guinea pigs are native, they are eaten. But, I think the kid may have some mental problems. I know a guy around here who will kill and skin ANYTHING he can get his hands on. His dad is a big guy in town, so noone will do anything about it. He has aggression issues. He's actually quite scary. So, anyone who will go to a pet store, purchase domestic animals, and then skin and eat them has something wrong with them. I don't care if he's from a rural area. I'm from a rural area. Most of my family hunts. They would NEVER EVER EVER do what this kid did. If I told them this story they'd probably say what I said when I read it, "OMG! What an idiot!" I hope he gets his *** beaten by someone in jail. Cause when he's in there and someone asks why he's there and he tells them, he's gonna get beat.