Push to stop pig wrestling at local fair

Posted at 7:04 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 20:29:52-04

There's a big push to stop pig wrestling in Stoughton --- south of Madison. 

Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling to cancel the event. An animal rights group says the annual pig wrestling event at the Stoughton Fair puts the animals at risk.

Sara Andrews is with Alliance for Animals and opposes the event.

"We think it teaches very bad skills to children, and that animals are here for us and to be used for our entertainment no matter whether or not they are injured in the process," says Andrews.

Rob White with the Stoughton Fair assures the pigs are in good hands. 

"We have a veterinarian on the grounds every day so he monitors all the animals and if any animal were to show stress or anything like that we have a vet on hand to take care of everything," said White.

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