Delta Fair and Music Fest Cancels Greased Pig Chase

October 2008

After receiving complaints about a greased pig chase scheduled to take place at the Delta Fair and Music Fest in Cordova, Tennessee, PETA immediately contacted the fair’s organizers. After writing a letter to the organizers explaining how greased pig chases are terrifying for the pigs and dangerous to both the pigs and the humans involved, Delta Fair and Music Fest organizers decided to cancel the event.

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