Frogs to Be Impaled for School Fundraiser!
Action Alert from


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) / Save the Frogs!
June 2015

[NOTE from For more about frogs, visit Save the Frogs!]


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One "style" of oh-so-many frog gigs...

“Gigging” is an especially barbaric form of hunting that involves stabbing small animals through the body with pitchfork-like spears called “gigs,” causing victims to endure slow, agonizing deaths from shock, organ failure, or blood loss.

Please urge Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation and DeKalb County School District officials to put a stop to this exceedingly inhumane event, and then share this alert widely. Remind them that there are many ways to raise money that don’t involve cruelty to animals.

Sign online petition from Save the Frogs here...

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Lacy Upchurch, President
Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation
[email protected]

Patrick Cripps, Principal
DeKalb County High School
[email protected]

Danielle Collins, Interim Director of Schools
DeKalb County School District
[email protected]  


Despite a public outcry, a Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation program in DeKalb County is encouraging students and other members of the community to gig up to 15 frogs each as part of its annual “Giggin’ for Grads” fundraiser to benefit one graduating high school senior. The event is scheduled for June 19, so your voice is desperately needed today!

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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