Photo: ‘Pigs’ Booted from BBQ

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Photo of the Day

It’s a brave pig who can crash a barbecue hosted by a group of hunters. But that’s exactly what two PETA “pigs” did at a campaign stop for Newt Gingrich in South Carolina. The “pigs” were protesting taxpayer subsidies of cruel factory farms.

Although they were quickly shown the door, the precocious “pigs” made the most of it, with a grand exit atop a convertible with flags waving and country music blasting while photographers snapped away.

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