Kiss-a-Pig Contest Canceled

January 2005

After receiving complaints from employees of Affiliated Computer Services in Austin, Texas, about a planned “kiss-a-pig” contest-an event that is terrifying for young pigs-we wrote to the CEO of the company and asked that the event be canceled or that a stuffed pig be substituted for the live animal. The company wrote back agreeing to alter the event so that no live pigs would be used.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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