For Immediate Release:
May 9, 2019
David Perle 202-483-7382
Austin, Texas – Yesterday, a PETA representative and a Texas veterinarian who specializes in pig care and behavior met with an adviser to Gov. Greg Abbott to share video footage from the Bandera Bacon Bash, which took place in March. Below, please find a statement from PETA Senior Vice President of Cruelty Investigations Daphna Nachminovitch:
PETA’s video footage of terrified pigs being chased, grabbed, and terrorized at the “Bacon Bash” has prompted an investigation by the district attorney, and after meeting with PETA yesterday, the Governor’s Office vowed to follow up on the group’s complaint with the Texas Animal Health Commission. PETA urges every decent person to join the more than 55,000 people who are asking the governor to end cruel events like this one.
The Texas Animal Health Commission continues to investigate whether Bandera County and whoever transported the animals violated state laws governing the holding and movement of feral pigs.
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