Oops! PETA protests pig abuse that turns out to just be a man in a costume
A New Hampshire event called “Greased Pig on Ice” drew backlash from PETA recently, as the group began to target organizers with protests as to best protect any pigs harmed in the production of the festival. The best part? According to ABC News, “PETA withdrew it after learning there’s no pig in the act — just a man on skates in a pig costume with dollar bills tied to his tail.” I don’t know if I should face palm, roll my eyes, or burst into laughter. Maybe all three.
PETA began emailing organizer Steve Smith over a week ago in great detail, chastising him for tormenting the poor non-existent piggies. “How can they know what we’re doing if they never even bothered to ask what we’re doing?” Smith told ABC, “If they just asked, ‘What are your plans?’ I would have told them.” While the possibility of featuring a real hog mascot came up in a planning meeting, city leadership was adamant about making sure this wasn’t an option.
The hilarity of it all just writes itself, people. “The Greased Pig on Ice event will feature Newport resident Glen Halleck in a pig costume, being chased by kids on ice skates on the town common.”
Godspeed, Glen. Godspeed.