On July 12, 2013 the DeKalb County Young Farmers and Ranchers club held a "fundraiser" for DeKalb County High School graduates by encouraging participants to stab frogs to death - the individual with the most frogs and heaviest bag of dead frogs won! This cruel activity is commonly known in the south as "gigging".
Stabbing frogs to death with pitch forks and spears will result in the animals bleeding out or succumbing to shock or organ failure, these vulnerable animals experience a slow, agonizing death. Unlike mammals, frogs and other coldblooded animals have a slow metabolism which significantly slows down death when injured, causing the animals to suffer for longer periods of time.
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