Catch-a-Pig Contest : Portage Daily Register

Cruel, barbaric, inhumane, ridiculous. That is what we think of pig wrestling, Wisconsin’s choice of entertainment at several local fairs this summer. Just look at the face of the pig being treated with pure disrespect by the three contestants in the picture.  We at Alliance For Animals and the Environment have attended such an event to see first-hand how the pigs are treated. We found the cheers from those in attendance – adults and children – were almost as disturbing as the act of pig wrestling. Please do not attend these events.

This is pure animal abuse. Visit our website at nopigwrestling.org to learn more.

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The “Hog-Catching Hustlers” of Lodi try to carry the pig to the barrel Thursday during the Catch-a-Pig contest at the Columbia County Fair in Portage. Twenty-four teams of three competed for prizes for fastest time — within a maximum 45 seconds — to place the pig on top of a barrel while each team member keeps at least a hand on the

pig. The fastest women’s and fastest men’s teams win $100. Teams also compete for a $50 prize for “best-dressed” costumes

Catch-a-Pig Contest : Portage Daily Register.