June 25, 2009

PETA’s pigs allowed at Ohio protest

An animal rights group has been granted permission to bring three hogs in narrow metal crates to the Ohio Statehouse as part of a factory farm protest.

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board approved the request from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for the July 9 protest, but it rejected other parts of their plan, including requests to bring gallons of urine, tons of manure and a fan to blow the odors around, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reported Thursday.

The board also gave PETA approval to bring a sound system to play actual recorded screams of piglets, a video booth to display undercover footage of factory farms and a large banner reading: Ban Factory Farms: Go Vegetarian. PETA.