URGENT: Pigs Abused at Events Need Your Voice
Social, gentle, intelligent, and loyal, pigs are highly sensitive animals who enjoy communicating with each other, making nests, and relaxing in the sun. However, PETA has learned that Man Games, an obstacle course competition held across the United States, is hosting “pig wrestling” challenges. These are cruel events during which young, docile animals are frantically chased, grabbed at, and tackled, then roughly crammed into a barrel drum—all while trapped in a pen lined with screaming crowds. Being trucked to and fro and subjected to the inherent noise, violence, and chaos of these events is obviously a terrifying and hazardous ordeal for the pigs, who often sustain severe injuries, such as broken limbs and backs.
PETA has contacted event organizers and asked that they cancel this portion of the competition, but our request has apparently fallen on deaf ears. The next event is scheduled for September 6 and 7 in Heber, Utah. These animals need your voice!
Please urge Man Games to forgo “pig wrestling” events in the future—then forward this alert widely!
WHOM TO CONTACT
Please call or send polite comments to:
Dear Director Williams,
Pigs are social, intelligent, loyal, and highly sensitive animals who enjoy communicating with each other, making nests, and relaxing in the sun. But Man Games, an obstacle course competition held across the United States, is hosting “pig wrestling” challenges. Such events typically involve frantic groups of people chasing, grabbing at, and tackling terrified pigs confined to pens lined with screaming crowds, and then roughly cramming them into barrel drums. Being trucked to and fro and subjected to the violence and general chaos of these events is a horrific and hazardous ordeal for the pigs, who often sustain severe injuries such as broken limbs and backs.
I am disturbed to learn of this and am therefore respectfully urging you cancel these unjustified and cruel events. Pigs are marvelously intelligent and sentient creatures, capable of love, pain, thought, and suffering; when you subject pigs to such indecent treatments, you not only condemn them to fear and agony, but you also demean yourself and establish that you are unsympathetic to animal concerns. I therefore urge you to cease this exploitation and demonstrate that yours is a business that recognizes the importance of animal protection rather than animal abuse.
Thank you for taking the time to read this urgent appeal.
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if you think what you are doing is fine,
then you have lost your hearts and
abusing these sentient pigs as
if that is why they are here.
shows your lack of sentience,
sadly, i say this most
pigs are pigs,
but man is the
Karen Lyons Kalmenson