[From All-Creatures: See original ALERT - Tell St. Patrick's Parish that Abusing Pigs for "Entertainment" is Unacceptable... AND see VICTORY: Cruel Pig 'Rassle' Shut Down!, April 2015]
FYI: From PETA, October 2008: Spring Meadow Farms’ Pig-Wrestling Events Canceled! After PETA received word that a Maryland farmer intended to hold several pig-wrestling events in a four-week period, we immediately contacted organizers to cancel the abusive event. Upon receiving an unsatisfactory response, PETA worked with local activists and authorities to voice objections to the violence that is inflicted on pigs for the sake of “entertainment.” During the first event, PETA obtained video footage documenting that pigs were being tackled, dragged through the mud, and slammed into buckets by overweight grown men. At the 11th hour, the remaining pig-wrestling events were canceled, and the owner was cited for the cruelty that these events inflicted on the pigs!
Contact the Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay and ask him to hold everyone involved accountable for this four-decades-long travesty called "Pig Rassle."
As a fundraiser for a Christian church, a pig is harassed, thrown, tossed, grabbed and jumped on by adults and by chilren in a mud-filled, fenced-in pit.
Sign Global Conservation Group's petition - Cancel Animal Fighting Contest
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.
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.
Join the Global Conservation Group in calling on the church to cancel this event and replace it with a humane alternative activity.
Office of the Bishop
P.O. Box 23825
1825 Riverside Drive
Green Bay, WI 54305
phone (920) 272-8194
fax (920) 435-1330
Deacon Ken Bilgrien
phone (920) 779-5960
St. Patrick Parish
phone (920) 757-5090
Event Coordinator, Rose Rynish
phone (920) 757-6824
SHARK's press conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin this morning (August 15) was a success! You can read and watch the coverage that has already come out on the following links.
Please leave comments:
“Group Claims Video of Alleged Animal Cruelty at Pig Wrestling Event”
The Marshfield News Herald:
“Activists vow legal action against church, pig rasslers”
FYI: From the article..."Hindi [SHARK's founder] walked into the diocese office with a DVD of the video footage and thousands of dollars in cash saying Bishop David Ricken could have the money if he takes the place of the pigs at the event with the parish priest and other event organizers."
“Group alleges numerous animal abuse law violations at pig rassle”
Thank you for everything you do for animals!
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