Church Cancels ‘Greased Pig Scramble’!

July 2012

We contacted a church in rural Virginia after learning that it had scheduled “Greased Pig Scramble” activities—during which young animals would be frantically chased, grabbed at, and tackled in a pen lined with screaming crowds—on July 4. Thanks to everyone who spoke out and to the church for its compassionate decision to cancel these events!

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind