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URGENT: Pigs Abused at Events Need Your Voice

August 22, 2013
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BACKGROUND

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:

Patrick Williams
Marketing Director
Man Games
801-915-4331
info@mangames.com



SAMPLE LETTER

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.

NAME



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if you think what you are doing is fine,
then you have lost your hearts and
minds.
abusing these sentient pigs as
if that is why they are here.
shows your lack of sentience,
very clear.
sadly, i say this most
every time…
pigs are pigs,
but man is the
swine!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


30 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    August 22, 2013 12:34 pm

    if you think what you are doing is fine,
    then you have lost your hearts and
    minds.
    abusing these sentient pigs as
    if that is why they are here.
    shows your lack of sentience,
    very clear.
    sadly, i say this most
    every time…
    pigs are pigs,
    but man is the
    swine!

    Like

  2. August 22, 2013 1:52 pm

    Reblogged this on Vegan Lynx.

    Like

  3. August 22, 2013 2:14 pm

    Email sent and shared in several places this is just disgusting thanks for alerting me to it Stacey and Karen fantastic poem as usual my friend !

    Like

  4. August 22, 2013 3:29 pm

    I hope many people will blog about this cause & send an email to info@mangames.com It doesn’t take more than 30 secs to copy & paste the sample letter above, sign your name, then click on the email link & hit send. Like I just did! Or send a strong comment of your own.

    Please add your letter to mine & as many others as possible to speak up for these intelligent, sentient creatures against the Pig Wrestling Challenge in the Man Games across the States. Innocent frightened pigs are grabbed, tackled & terrorized, thrown into barrels and rolled to & fro causing horrific suffering & even broken legs & backs.

    No animal should endure such abuse for human entertainment. These pigs have no say, but we do!!

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    • August 22, 2013 5:56 pm

      I agree, Cat, thank you so much for your comments and encouraging words. If people choose to ignore the alert, I hope they read your words first! Thank you!

      Like

  5. August 22, 2013 8:57 pm

    Thanks for making me aware of this Stacey!! Celeste:)

    Like

  6. narhvalur permalink
    August 22, 2013 10:45 pm

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

    Like

  7. August 23, 2013 11:45 am

    Sent email Stacey, thanks for careing!

    Like

  8. August 24, 2013 10:29 am

    Reblogged this on "R"HubBlog.

    Like

  9. August 24, 2013 1:14 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog and commented:
    Pigs are more intelligent than we give them credit for.

    Like

  10. August 25, 2013 7:18 am

    It ceases to amaze me how some humans come up with even more cruel ways to torture and exploit animals. Unbelievable!

    Like

    • August 25, 2013 10:26 am

      I know, right??? Why can’t they come up with NICE things, such as not exploiting animals?

      Like

  11. Jenna permalink
    September 12, 2013 7:19 pm

    So wrong in so many ways! Wake up you scummy human beings!!

    Like

  12. Angelique Lam permalink
    September 13, 2013 9:23 am

    Terrible

    Like

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