Georgia High School Pledges to End Kiss-a-Pig Contests

October 2008

When PETA received complaints about a “Kiss-a-Pig” contest at Flowery Branch High School’s pep rally, we immediately contacted the principal and voiced concerns about how the pig was roughly handled. We informed him that these cruel events do not teach children compassion and kindness–they teach that animals are merely objects for our amusement. He promptly replied that he will not allow this type of event to happen at the school in the future.

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