Written by PETA
… and becomes the star attraction. PETA's pig was present for this year's Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn on the Fourth of July, and the pig's able assistants handed out hundreds of "Think Before You Eat" leaflets in order to educate people about the abuse—such as castration, tooth-clipping, and tail-docking without any anesthetics—suffered by pigs and other animals killed for hot dogs.
You can be a champ for pigs by forgoing frankfurters and choosing faux footlongs instead.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
It is good that PETA was a presence at this awful event, although I agree it is too easy to look away from some big fuzzy sugar-coated image of a pig. Perhaps it touched the hearts of a few children which is a good thing. However I think the shocking truth might turn of few more heads. A while back someone did a demonstration of pager mache pigs, that looked like real pigs in what looked like real gestation crates. We need that in NY. Apparently our mayor think it's a good PR Op to be photographed shoveling some poor dead tortured pig in his face. I am discusted by that. I am discusted by all the NUMB NUTS so called leaders that are just a bunch of HEARTLESS ******. And steal traps are legal in this country as well. WHO THE **** DO "PEOPLE" THINK THEY ARE, that they have the right to do this to other creatures that inhabit this planet. By God, really? What a delusion!
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