R&J Feed Supply Boots Animal Acts From Future ”Cowboy” Celebrations

October 2008

PETA was notified by concerned citizens that a Jackson, Tenn., merchant’s planned festivities for its National Day of the American Cowboy celebration included a cruel greased-pig contest. This “family fun” event would have involved slathering terrified pigs in grease and letting children pull and chase them around. We immediately contacted event organizers to let them know that these contests cause pigs to endure pain and stress and that the children who participate in these cruel events receive a lesson in insensitivity to animals. R&J Feed Supply quickly wrote back to let us know that it will not use pigs or any other animals at future “Cowboy Day” events!

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