Photo: ‘Pig’ Has a Gig at Bacon Festival

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

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Fresh off a stint asking politicians to “cut the pork” out of the federal budget, PETA’s plucky “pig” asked attendees of Iowa’s Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival not to cut the pork off pigs’ bodies.

When the “pig” implored, “I am not bacon,” the fans of fried fat stopped to listen and take our leaflets. I guess all that bacon grease hasn’t ruined their hearts yet.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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