St. Patrick's Parish in Stephensville, Wisconsin plan to host an event this weekend (August 10) in which pigs are punched in the face, kicked, body-slammed, jumped on, yelled at and thrown into a bucket.
This illegal animal fighting event is in violation of Wisconsin Chapter 951, titled "Crimes Against Animals", which outlaws cockfighting, dogfighting, and any other similar fighting between animals or animals and humans.
In addition, being a spectator of such an event is also in violation of Chapter 951. Those prosecuted could face felony animal fighting charges.
Join the Global Conservation Group in calling on the church to cancel this event and replace it with a humane alternative activity. Please sign and share the petition and politely call them below:
Deacon Ken Bilgrien: 920-779-5960
For more information about this event, check out the Examiner's article: http://www.examiner.com/article/church-plans-animal-fighting-contest