For the Love of Pigs

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This is a topic that deeply moves me. Pigs have a special place in my heart. These people definitely don’t move me in any way that is positive, but I feel that it is important to be able to talk about what is upsetting as well. So here goes…

 

A week or so ago, I learned via social media about a horrific event that was to take place in St. Patrick’s Parish in Stephensville, Wisconsin. I wrote several letters to the people in charge because I couldn’t believe what they were going to do to these poor pigs during their fundraiser. Seriously?! What kinds of humans do this?

pig-wrestling

Here is what I wrote to them:

 

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing you in regards to your annual church fundraiser. It deeply disturbs me that you are using pigs in such a horrific manner. Why?

Pigs have the IQ of a 6 year old child. They are 10 x smarter than dogs. Domesticated pigs use the toilet and even flush afterwards. They are able to remember names and faces. Can even work levers to control things – like food, water, and can even adjust the air conditioner to their liking. They are smarter than monkeys. God must be disappointed in the human race when he sees such evil! 

I respectfully ask you to not use pigs for such inhumane and illegal entertainment! What happened to an old fashioned bake and garage sale in order to raise money?

 

Sincerely,

My Name & Title

 

I wasn’t the only person who was deeply disturbed by this event. Over 66,000 signatures were collected, but to no avail. The event still happened and today 37 pigs died after being being brutally abused yesterday. They were punched in the face, kicked, body-slammed, yelled at and thrown on top of barrels. If this had happened to 37 dogs – who have a lower IQ than pigs – we’d all be up in arms. Well, dear human, please open the link  below and if you’re able to please contribute $10 (or more) so that these individuals be brought to justice! This is abuse of highest caliber! If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I do not sell stuff on here nor do I ever ask anyone for money. Well, I’m not asking for myself, but on behalf of the pigs who died in such a grotesque and inhumane manner! This seriously twisted and archaic event must be put to an end! 

 

Cutie Piglet

 

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for contributing to this worthy cause:

Contributions can written out to the “Global Conservation Group” and mailed to our Home Office at:

808 Fieldcrest Court
Watertown, Wisconsin 53094

 

Please also follow the link below and read the article – you can also contribute via PayPal:

http://www.examiner.com/article/pig-fight-over-what-can-we-do-now

Pig fighting folks

If I may also suggest, let your voice be heard by writing the parish like I did. Here are their email addresses:

stpatdenis@new.rr.com

benwolf@new.rr.com

Dreamer

 

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I'm an urban chic woman, who is passionate about educating others about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based vegan diet, cancer prevention & survival, as well as art & life. I love adventures and travel. As an artist and a teacher, I care deeply about healthy living, being a conscious steward of our planet, and being kind & respectful towards animals. Learning about a vegan plant-based diet has been like discovering a new country and falling in love with it, so if I sound like I'm enamored you now know why! As a world traveler, I truly wish I had discovered this beautiful new country twenty years ago! Better late than never, as they say, cause there's no going back now! Born and raised in Scandinavia. Proud owner of a tripod cat & a foxy little pup. Speak four languages...some better than others. Working on the fifth one. We are all either part of the problem or the solution! Health & Happiness to you! ~UrbanVeganChic

3 responses »

  1. How is it that the pigs were killed? The church site states they do not condone animal abuse, and that consideration is taken to ensure the animals are safe. While I do not agree with this event in any manner, I am wanting to get to the heart to understand what happened. They are saying they keep the animals safe, and you say that they were killed. Which is it? Were the animals sold for slaughter prior to the event? Are there animal safety monitors at the event? Is there any video evidence of abuse?

    Please understand I do not in any way agree with this event, and as a vegan, I abhor these things. We must, however, be sure we know exactly what happened and how before we point fingers and condemn.

    Thank you

    • Thanks for your thoughts, Lesli. I hear what you’re saying, but for that you will need to do some research yourself! Did you ever get see the original petition? Well, here it is:

      A petition you can sign: https://www.change.org/petitions/st-patrick-s-parish-cancel-animal-fighting-contest

      http://www.examiner.com/article/church-plans-animal-fighting-contest

      Go in and read some of the comments from the “pig wrestler” (from the article in my post) and that will tell you the average mindset of these folks! The pigs were more than likely killed after the event for consumption. Did you click on the link that I attached? Were the animals kept safe? Hmm! Does this look like safe and humane treatment? May I ask, have you gone Online and looked at the pictures from their event? There is nothing humane about it! Here’s a link to 12 videos that you can watch on YouTube. Can you imagine how frightened these pigs must have been? Just watch the first video and you will see them body slammed by grown men. It is truly disturbing!

      If you have more questions, I suggest that you contact the group who put this out directly and have a chat with them! I am sure they can give you all the answers you’re looking for! Plus perhaps the parish…if they will talk to you! Believe me, I tried to call them, but I was not the only one, so they didn’t bother answering! In my opinion, if they, the parishoners, decided to wrestle amongst themselves, fine! What about the pigs? Did anyone ask them if they wanted to participate? I think not. We must all do what we can to speak up for the voiceless. I would imagine that you, saying you’re a vegan, would know this better than anyone.

      I am deeply disturbed by this whole event, but so were over 66,ooo others! If they “died” like the article states – meaning they were slaughtered today, which I can almost guarantee, because I grew up in Denmark, which is equivalent to being from Wisconsin, had I been born here, you can surely betcha that these pigs were slaughtered for human consumption! In order to really get to “the heart of what happened” I think one must personally attend the event. They say they’re having it again next year unless the people I mentioned in my post above can stop it. Here’s to hoping that will happen! I for one am donating to this cause!

      Again, Thanks for your thoughts!

  2. Next day note: Lesli is correct in her statement that the church claims that they condone mistreatment of the pigs. However, they are still used for entertainment purposes and being body slammed and thrown in a barrel by grown men still does not sound like “right treatment” of any animal. I’ve honestly never met a vegan who thinks that animals used for entertainment should be allowed. I am sure Lesli doesn’t either, but to argue whether or not this is true – the information certainly didn’t come from “The National Inquirer” with a story about space aliens and pig wrestling. I highly doubt if it had, that it would have gotten over 60,000 people fired up about it!

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