A San Antonio, Texas, city golf-course employee stabbed to death four feral pigs after the animals were caught in live traps at the course. PETA wrote numerous letters and submitted a legal brief explaining why the man should be prosecuted for cruelty to animals. In the meantime, the man was fired from his job, only to mount an elaborate appeal with the backing of his union. Prior to the hearing, PETA wrote to the chairperson of San Antonio’s Human Resources Department, the city prosecutor representing the city, and the mayor. The man’s termination was upheld, sending a powerful message to the community that the inhumane killing of wild pigs is not acceptable.