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Some Exercise Before Becoming Bacon

Some Exercise Before Becoming Bacon

By Jeff Wagner. CREATED Aug 14, 2014

Last weekend, St. Patrick's Catholic Church outside of Appleton continued the decades old tradition of staging a pig wrestling event at it's annual "Roundup Days".

The way it works is that teams get into a fenced-in, mud filled circle with a pig and have 45 seconds to try to direct the pig to make contact with a barrel in the middle of the mud pit.  Spectators pay $3 each to watch the event. Most times, the pig wins.

Here's a video that shows how this works.

A small handful of self-proclaimed animal rights activists are demanding that the event be cancelled.  They claim that the pigs are traumatized by being chased and can be injured.  Authorities say that the event is legal and have monitored it to make certain that no animals are injured.

After the annual "Pig Wrassle", the pigs are taken to slaughter.  In other words, the hogs are the stars of the show one day and bacon the next.

During the 12 p.m. hour of Thursday's radio show, we'll discuss whether events like this should be outlawed?

Please feel free to share your thoughts in the Comments section - and be sure to check back later to hear a replay of the segment.

Jeff Wagner

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Jeff Wagner recently completed his 15th year as a talk show host at 620 WTMJ. Jeff's show, which airs Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m., features stories which you might not have heard about elsewhere and emphasizes Jeff's common sense approach to issues.