URGENT: Pigs Who Will Be Violently Exploited at Festival Need Your Voice

15 Jul


Our Compass


Social, intelligent, and loyal, pigs are highly sensitive animals who enjoy communicating with each other, making nests, and relaxing in the sun. But on July 20, the Empress Daze festival in the Canadian town of Empress, Alberta, has scheduled a “greased pig” contest, during which a young animal will be frantically chased, grabbed at, and tackled again and again in a pen lined with screaming crowds. Being trucked to and fro and subjected to the violence and general chaos of these events is a terrifying and hazardous ordeal for pigs, who often sustain severe injuries, such as broken limbs or backs. PETA has asked the festival’s organizer to replace the event with any number of humane alternatives, but to no avail. We need your help today!

Please urge Pat Donaldson, the organizer of the Empress Daze festival, to cancel the “greased pig” event. And please, spread…

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