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Please sign and share this petition nationwide in an effort to stop the St. Patrick's Catholic Parish in Wisconsin from promoting and hosting what is known as a Pig Rassle. The pig rassle is an event as part of the church's annual fundraiser fair to support their parish in Stephensville, WI. Animal activists and other petition sites are in protest of this "pig wrestling" activity which is clearly abusive treatment of the animals for entertainment purposes.
This is currently the season where the Catholic church in Stephensville, WI holds its annual fundraiser with full support of the state of Wisconsin, which includes an activity known as pig rassling. The activity is a clear case of animal abuse where the pigs are punched in the face, kicked, body-slammed, jumped on, yelled at and thrown into a bucket by five or six people at a time. If this is not animal cruelty, then I do not know where they draw the line in using animals for fun!
Wisconsin does have laws against animal cruelty, but they do not seem to enforce them, especially if they condone the wrestling of pigs for entertainment and financial purposes. Those from the church defend the event and actually believe the pigs enjoy it! A spokesperson for one of the animal activists organizations in conjunction with the Humane Society states that "We are better than this unnecessary and abusive activity. We need to please cancel the Roundup Pig Rassle immediately and permanently."
It is surprising that the County Sheriff's Department and the State of Wisconsin stands behind this activity, saying it is not illegal! Well it should be because it indeed causes undue stress to the animals; how the pigs must feel when being pursued in the sloppy mud and manhandled into a bucket. There are so many other ways to enjoy a good time; the parade planned, silent auctions, good food and live music. If animals like these are not used to wrestling activities as part of their daily lives, forcing them to do such things is causing undue stress and cruelty to the pigs.
Please sign and share this petition nationwide in an effort to stop the St. Patrick's Catholic Parish in Wisconsin from promoting and hosting what is known as a Pig Rassle. The pig rassle is an event as part of petition sites are in protest of this "pig wrestling" activity which is clearly abusive treatment of the animals for entertainment purposes.
Wisconsin State Officials & St. Patrick's Parish - You find many ways to defend the actions involved in pig rassling but any way you look at it, such an activity is indeed cause undue stress to the pigs. You cannot guarantee there is no abuse and cruelty involved if the animal does not want to be tossed, turned, wrestled to the ground and put in a bucket or whatever you do. The uncooperative pig that is forced into unnatural, uncomfortable positions freaks the animal out and is indeed a form of abuse and cruelty. All the people crowding to cheer on this "sport" is also extremely taxing to the animal. Stop having these pig rassle activities and ban them throughout the State of Wisconsin. You don't condone animal cruelty but allow the pigs to be handled in unnatural activities. Protect these and all animals and do not use animals for mere pleasure and financial gain.