Quote of the Day: Animal Cruelty Apparently Increases Popularity of Church #WisconsinShame

The Paw Report

“This has been our tradition for 44 years. This is our big draw for our parish picnic. If we don’t have the pig rassle down here, we don’t hardly see any people come to our church,” said Bruce Learman, pig rassle co-chair.

Original photo without captions by Tom McPhee, taken at the pig rassle, August 10, 2014.

Over the weekend, St. Patrick’s Parish in Wisconsin hosted it’s 44th annual “pig rassle,” in which participants — young and old — “rassled” pigs in mud and barrels. Almost 40 pigs were forced to participate, and over 60,000 people signed the petition against the event. A group of protesters were there to document the event and to bear witness to the cruelty. In a day or two, I’ll be posting the observations and experiences of the protesters who attended.

Regarding the above quote, I have some thoughts. Justifying that animal cruelty…

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