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URGENT: Ask German Valley, Illinois, to Ditch Cruel Event ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, environment, protection, suffering )

Cher
- 490 days ago - peta.org
Saturday, June 8, the village of German Valley, Illinois, has scheduled a "Pig Scramble" event to take place during its German Valley Days festival. Such events typically involve frantic groups of people chasing, grabbing at, and tackling terrified pigs



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Pat B. (354)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 5:49 am
W/do. TY, Cher.
 

Cher C. (1467)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 5:50 am


Pigs are social, intelligent, loyal, and highly sensitive animals who enjoy communicating with each other, making nests, and relaxing in the sun. But on Saturday, June 8, the village of German Valley, Illinois, has scheduled a "Pig Scramble" event to take place during its German Valley Days festival. Such events typically involve frantic groups of people chasing, grabbing at, and tackling terrified pigs confined to pens lined with screaming crowds. Being trucked to and fro and subjected to the violence and general chaos of these events is a horrific and hazardous ordeal for the pigs, who often sustain severe injuries such as broken limbs and backs. PETA has asked organizers to replace this cruel activity with any number of humane alternatives, but to no avail. We need your help today!

Please politely urge the festival's organizers to cancel this cruel event. And please, spread this alert far and wide!

Send polite comments to:

Mark Jewell
President of German Valley
815-362-5671
marcus@jewellzone.com

Donna Smith
German Valley Days Organizer
gvlions1d@gmail.com

 

Isa Villanen (44)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 6:11 am
Noted and shared. E-mail addresses didn't work, but the letter is in my files.
How can they>? That is just another abomination and a locally accepted way to abuse pigs.
 

Cher C. (1467)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 6:43 am


Just sent a message and the emails worked just fine!!!!!

 

Constance F. (433)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 8:10 am
Yes, thank you ! email sent to Mr. Jewell and Donna Smith
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 8:25 am
noted, only
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 8:40 am
Email sent.
 

naomi cohen (44)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 9:16 am
what kind of trash finds this amusing?these humans need to learn respect for living creatures. they must be stopped, since there is no other way to reason with them. they are, obviously, a lost cause. just tell them 'NO, THIS IS A BAD THING TO DO'. i despise humans that torture animals in the name of 'fun'. signed! thank you, cher.
 

Barbara D. (73)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 9:28 am
NS&e-mails sent!
 

Ruth S. (307)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 9:32 am
Done!
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 10:12 am
It seems most of mankind has regressed back to the Cavemen era...no ethics,morals,feeling,compassion and commonsense. I'm really fed up...Def S+S,thx.
 

Carol D. (109)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 11:09 am
Please ban pigs at this event Treating pigs like this is animal abuse and should not be allowed In this day and age i would have thought you would be telling people to behave more responsibly towards animals not behaving like lunatics
part of message sent

emails sent & noted thanks
 

Julie E. (346)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 11:26 am
Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
gvlions1d@gmail.com
The email account that you tried to reach does not exist.

Looks like Ms. Donna Smith shut down her e-mail address. Hopefully she got bombarded with messages about this topic before she shut it down.
The other e-mail address seemed to work.
 

Joy M. (36)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 12:30 pm
Come on, what year is this???!!! So sad since the pigs are probably smarter (and cuter) than most of the people doing this!! Emails sent...
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 12:47 pm
Unfortunately, PETA got involved with this, casting doubt on the whole issue. I'd rather see pig wrestling than that other instance where the pig is torn apart...
 

Carlene V. (203)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 2:28 pm
What in the heck is wrong with these people? Will write as soon as I send this and thanks for the post. Poor pigs!
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 2:36 pm
I am getting an 404 - File Not Found message. Sorry.
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 2:40 pm
I'm totally disgusted by the human animal. Only we, can think up so many ways to torture our fellow creatures.
Poor pigs, my heart bleeds for them. They did nothing wrong yet they are tortured for FUN.
Really most humans don't deserve to live.
Fred Krohn, opting for a lesser evil makes you an idiot.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 2:46 pm
Couldn't get the site.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 2:46 pm
You've angered the 404 bunny, and the page you requested was not found. :( ..and I was going to ask that name of the village be changed-a disgrace! May try to email the other woman there-unless that also bounced back? Julie?
 

Angelika R. (143)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 3:07 pm
Not woman, sorry- email sent to Mr Jewell, thx.
Dear Mr. Jewell,
as a German, I was shocked to read about this cruel event you scheduled to take place at your German Valley Festival. Pigs are highly sensitive, intelligent creatures and it is plain cruel to expose them to such terrifying experiences. I am kindly asking you to replace this spectacle with something more humane so the name of your village will not get besmirched.
ThanK you very much for considering my concerns.

Sincerely,
 

Deborah W. (6)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 4:06 pm
With this kind of mindset accepted as fun, my hope is that this entire population remains intact in German Valley. don't need anymore deadwood leaking out.
 

valda p. (13)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 6:09 pm
Until he extends the circle of compassion -to all living things -man will not himself find -peace.-Albert Schweitzer.
 

janet f. (29)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 6:16 pm
You've angered the 404 bunny, and the page you requested was not found.
 

Brian K. (0)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 7:22 pm
I look forward to it every year. The kids love it and I haven't heard a complaint from the pigs yet.
 

Marie W. (65)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 10:10 pm
Done
 

Sara W. (110)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 10:12 pm
You've angered the 404 bunny, and the page you requested was not found.
 

Marie W. (65)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 10:28 pm
Petition on Force change also-
http://forcechange.com/64999/demand-local-festival-eliminate-cruel-pig-scramble-event/#gf_1
 

Joan AWAY McAllister (1083)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 11:18 pm
Noted. I signed the Force change petition thanks Marie. Thanks Cher
 

Nils Anders Lunde (550)
Friday May 17, 2013, 1:36 am
Page not found.........
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Friday May 17, 2013, 1:42 am
Thanks PETA for being there where it is needed.
Love
 

Harshiita Sharma (138)
Friday May 17, 2013, 2:09 am
done
 

Harshiita Sharma (138)
Friday May 17, 2013, 2:12 am
Thanks Marie for the link :)
 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Friday May 17, 2013, 3:04 am
noted.
 

Carol Bischoff (378)
Friday May 17, 2013, 3:45 am
Noted.
 

Fi T. (16)
Friday May 17, 2013, 4:23 am
No more cruelty, please
 

Patricia W. (5)
Friday May 17, 2013, 8:38 am
I could not access the page, same as people before You have angered the 404 Bunny. I wish I could sign this SUCH CRUELTY!!!!!!!
 

Alicia N. (87)
Friday May 17, 2013, 9:29 am
I couldn't access the page, sadly.....
 

Petra M. (253)
Friday May 17, 2013, 11:00 am
Noted. I signed the Force change Petition...
 

Gloria H. (88)
Friday May 17, 2013, 12:11 pm
couldn't get the site either. I'd rather see fat Germans mud wrestle in lederhosen. Now THAT"S entertainment!
 

Dianne D. (463)
Friday May 17, 2013, 8:39 pm
Couldn't get petition to come up.
 

Sara P. (57)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 10:53 am
You've angered the 404 bunny, and the page you requested was not found.

I've troubles to find this page Cher....
 

Beth M. (244)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 1:28 pm
Done
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Monday May 20, 2013, 1:50 am
Noted.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:58 am
file not found, noted
 

Brian K. (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 11:45 am
You are all overreacting to this event. It is small children chasing small pigs, no wrestling or harming of pigs takes place. In the many years of this event no pig has been injured ever. Make sure you stop by the fire station for the pancake, eggs, and sausage breakfast and pork chop supper in the evening.
 

Klaus Peters (12)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 12:34 pm
File not found, oinc, oinc, smart piggies.
 
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