Stop Piglet Torture at County Fair

Target: Mary T. Price, Shenandoah County Administrator

Goal: Cancel greased pig scramble at county fair.

The Shenandoah County Fair’s greased pig scramble is a cruel activity that terrorizes and injures over one hundred piglets each year. The innocent and helpless creatures are chased by a crowd of laughing children who leap on them, grab them brusquely, and pull on their legs; this leaves the animals with broken bones and internal injuries.

This is a clear case of animal cruelty that has been going on for far too long, disguised as “entertainment.” Furthermore, it sends a message to impressionable children that animals are lesser beings, that it’s acceptable to treat innocent animals like objects for the sake of their own joy and merriment. Some argue that the pigs will be slaughtered for meat anyway, but that is not an excuse to make their last hours and days on Earth painful and miserable.

There is nothing entertaining about the torture and harassment of small, intelligent creatures. Sign this petition to demand the Shenandoah County Fair cancel this cruel and abusive event.


Dear Administrator Price,

Your county fair’s greased pig scramble is needlessly cruel and inhumane towards hundreds upon hundreds of innocent piglets. The event not only results in many of the piglets suffering broken bones and internal injuries, but sends a message to children that it is okay to torture animals for the sake of their own enjoyment. It suggests that animal abuse is somehow entertaining and that these creatures are little more than objects.

Cancel this event now, and discontinue it permanently. Tradition or not, it is cruel to subject so many piglets to grabbing, pulling, and tackling from children year after year. It is time to let go of this barbaric practice and encourage other, more humane activities as well as respect for the pigs that do not deserve this kind of torture.


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Photo Credit: A. Sparrow

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  1. Sugandha N. says:

    As more and more people learn about the abuse that happens to behind the scenes, the more and more people that want this to end!

  2. RENEE HOWARD says:

    I think yr stretching this a bit…actually

    • Carol Green says:

      So, you think it’s alright that little piglets are terrorized, even IF none of them actually sustain injuries?

    • Evelyn Ball says:

      I think you are a little warped if you condone animals being abused and terrorized as a form of entertainment for pathetic ignorant worthless humans. People like you deserve some severe pain and suffering so you can see what innocent animals have to endure at the hands of human assholes!

  3. Jacqui Skill says:

    Wake up and find your humanity! stop being cruel sadistic backwards savages!

  4. What idiots you must have in Shenandoh! Is this what you call entertainment? Is this the way you teach your children? Terrorising and injuring small animals egged on by half wit parents? If this is what you teach them when they are young don’t be surprised if they turn out to be tomorrow’s hooligans! It is not clever or desirable to teach fear and violence especially to those weaker, whether human or animal. We need to instil kindness and gentleness and respect for all life. It is only in this way that the world will learn peace and love to all. Please stop this fiasco and teach kindness.

  5. And so evolves the next up and coming generation of thoughtless, selfish, cruel, spiteful adults. Somebody should take these children away from all those adults too stupid to know that this ‘entertainment’ is NOT appropriate exposure for children. What a bunch of moronic and sadistic adults!
    My heart bleeds for those baby pigs and their mothers ?

  6. Yolanda Bernhard says:

    Idiotic, stupid, primitive, mean asshole parents, without RESPONSIBILITY, their children learn the exact same shit. So these will be exactly the same idiotic, stupid, primitive, mean asshole children. UNFORTUNATELY
    NO decency – No character – NO empathy – NO respect – NO respect / esteem – NOTHING
    ONLY SURFACE, PLEASURE, FUN, this is extremely sad –
    Your own stupidity – that is the downfall of humanity
    I have to say it: “has 1 animal life for me worth more – than 1 million people.” because who atrocities much and mass murders are in order or makes himself, his life is not worth it.
    of great atrocity, Noxious

  7. This is not entertainment…this is ANIMAL ABUSE!

  8. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️?

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