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.