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Editorial: Pig chase is cruel, and sends wrong message to kids

Published Wednesday March 15

Mahatma Gandhi famously said: “I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more…

Does an event that allows kids to chase down frantically fleeing baby pigs to capture one for a ribbon constitute animal abuse?

An equally important question: Do the values imparted to kids who participate in such an event reflect the values we want our kids to embrace as they find their way in the world?

If one has any doubt about it, last year’s scramble is available on video here. Watch it, see how these small animals are harassed — terrorized might not be too strong a word — and listen to their loud squeals and screams as they are captured and carried away by their legs.

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