[From All-Creatures.org - See "Pig Rassle" Abuse Must be Stopped..]
St. Patrick's Parish in Stephensville, Wisconsin plan to host an event this weekend (August 10) in which pigs are punched in the face, kicked, body-slammed, jumped on, yelled at and thrown into a bucket. Tell them NO!
Sign an online petition here.
And/or better yet, make direct contact:
Deacon Ken Bilgrien
phone (920) 779-5960
St. Patrick Parish
phone (920) 757-5090
Event Coordinator, Rose Rynish
phone (920) 757-6824
HORTONVILLE, Wis. – St. Patrick’s Parish in Hortonville, Wisconsin plans
to host an event this weekend in which pigs are punched in the face, kicked,
body-slammed, jumped on, yelled at and thrown into a bucket.
This illegal animal fighting event is in violation of Wisconsin Chapter 951, titled “Crimes Against Animals”, which outlaws cockfighting, dogfighting, and any other similar fighting between animals or animals and humans.
In addition, being a spectator of such an event is also in violation of Chapter 951. Those prosecuted could face felony animal fighting charges.
Wrestling, as a sport, is contested by two human opponents, evenly matched, each of whom enters into the match voluntarily with mutually agreed-upon rules and a common goal. Not so in “matches” like pig wrestling, where frightened animals are unwilling participants exploited by teams of humans for entertainment. Pigs are exceptionally intelligent and capable of feeling complex emotion. They are affectionate and friendly when kept as pets, and do not deserve the stress, fear, and possibility of injury that pig wrestling subjects them to.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!
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