AC Reynolds High School Revises ”Kiss a Pig” Contest

October 2007

When PETA learned that AC Reynolds High School in Asheville, North Carolina, intended to hold a “Kiss a Pig” contest, we sprang into action. We contacted the school principal and alerted her to the cruelty involved in bringing a young, frightened piglet into a huge auditorium packed with screaming students. The principal agreed that terrifying pigs and degrading teachers wasn’t the lesson she wanted to teach her students. The pig was never taken into the school, and the students and faculty learned a valuable lesson about compassion.

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