Pigs screamed in terror as they were clamped into headlocks, tackled, and dragged at the St. Patrick Parish’s fundraiser near Stephensville, Wisconsin, last weekend. Watch the chilling video footage:
Despite being bombarded with appeals to cancel the cruel event from tens of thousands of people all over the country, parish officials threw kindness and compassion to the wind.
The pigs were so exhausted and stressed that they gasped for breath, and they struggled to make it back to the holding pens (where an eyewitness reported that the pigs had little or no potable water, food, or access to shelter from the scorching sun all day).
One pig’s head was pushed into the mud. Another frantic pig tried in vain to escape as five men closed in, and another limped after having been dropped. After the event, pigs’ backs were scratched, undoubtedly from the fingernails of people who had desperately tried to grab hold of them.
The pigs’ reward for their “participation” was to be shipped off to a painful and terrifying death the next day.
What You Can Do
If you learn that animals are to be used in cruel spectacles, voice your objections to organizers immediately and contact PETA for help.