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Cruelty in Taiwan: The Pigs of God contest

Under Taiwan’s existing animal protection laws (the Animal Protection Act), the forcefeeding and the inhumane and public killing of animals are illegal

Every year in Taiwan, a festival known as the “Pigs of God contest involves the mass sacrifice of several hundred force-fed pigs.

For up to two years, pigs are confined and force-fed to grotesque proportions – sometimes using sand or heavy metals to add as much weight as possible. The obese pigs eventually become unable to move.

The pigs reach weights of over 600 kilos, and the heaviest wins. Incapable of standing, they are dragged in front of the crowd before having their throats cut while fully conscious....


Source: ...the contest involves the mass sacrifice of several hundred force-fed pigs
Author: WSPA

Link: Groups urge temple to abolish pigs of god’ contest
Link: Video-Petition
Link: 'Appalling plight' of super-fat pigs/The rearing of grossly overweight pigs in Taiwan for ritual slaughter has been condemned by animal welfare groups

Date: 2008-11-21

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