Fake Olive Oil Is EVERYWHERE!

Here Are 7 Popular Brands You Should Stop Buying NOW!

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 Carly Fraser

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The olive oil in your kitchen is likely not what you think it is. Fake olive oil is literally everywhere on the market – up to 70% of all store-bought extra virgin olive oils in the US are fake. And by fake I mean cut with cheaper oils.

In 2008, more than 400 Italian police officers conducted an operation called “Operation Golden Oil,” which resulted in 23 arrests and confiscation of 85 farms. Companies were adding chlorophyll to sunflower and soybean oil and selling it as extra virgin olive oil. As a result of these raids, the Australian government decided to allow olive oil brands to submit their oils for lab tests, allowing them to certify companies as pure “extra-virgin olive oil.” Alas, every company failed to gain certification in 2012.

Prompted by all of these olive oil scams, researchers at the University of California decided to test 124 different samples from eight major brands of extra-virgin olive oil. Over 70% of the imported oils failed the test.

What does it mean when an oil fails an extra-virgin test? It essentially means that all of these oils claiming to be “extra-virgin” are actually cut with cheaper, lower-grade oils (like canola oil, sunflower oil or cola oil). The oil is them deodorized, coloured, and then flavoured and sold as “extra-virgin” oil to a producer. So it isn’t actually the company brand who is at fault here – it is the sneaky supplier at work.

The brands that failed to meet the extra virgin olive oil standards were:

– Bertolli
– Carapelli
– Colavita
– Star
– Pompeian
– Santa Sabina
– Primadonna
– Antica Badia
– Sasso
– Coricelli

Filippo Berio, Mazola, Mezzetta, Newman’s Own, Safeway, and Whole Foods are also selling fake olive oil.

Brands that you can trust are:

– California Olive Ranch
– Cobram Estate
– Lucini
– Kirkland Organic
– Lucero (Ascolano)
– McEvoy Ranch Organic

Aside from brands, how can you tell if your oil’s fake?

Going by taste alone is not enough. There are two tests you can perform that might do the trick:

1. Refrigerate the extra virgin olive oil. If it solidifies, it means that it contains mostly monounsaturated fat, which is good because extra virgin olive oil is mostly monounsaturated, and should grow more solid when cold. Putting your oil in the refrigerator will make it become thick and cloudy. If this doesn’t happen, it’s likely that your oil is not extra-virgin. This isn’t a fool-proof test, however, as the olive oils cut with lower grade oils also cloud over. If the oil you put in the fridge doesn’t thicken at all, though, then you know for sure that the oil is fake.

2. Extra virgin olive oil should be flammable enough to keep an oil lamp burning. However, this test isn’t that dependable, for the same reasons mentioned above. But if the oil doesn’t keep the wick of an oil lamp burning, you know that it contains mostly refined oils.

The best alternative is to buy from the above mentioned companies that you can trust, or, buy from local olive oil farmers. In the United States and Australia, there are certifications that you can look for on bottles. The seal denoting approval by the California Olive Oil Council is labelled as “COOC Certified Extra Virgin.” The Australian Olive Oil Association has a seal labelled as “Australian Extra Virgin Certified.” Other seals of approval are labelled fromItalian Oliver Growers’ Association such as Extra Virgin Alliance (EVA) and UNAPROL.

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Sources:
http://www.foodrenegade.com/your-extravirgin-olive-oil-fake/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11988947/Italian-companies-investigated-for-passing-off-ordinary-olive-oil-as-extra-virgin.html


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Best Sources of Probiotics for Vegans

By Breana Noble
Probiotics, the “good” bacteria found in yogurt, are beneficial for digestion, immunity, and even mental health, but for vegans, finding sources in compliance with food preferences can be a challenge.


Veganism cuts out all meats and animal products, making it at times difficult to maintain proper nutrition. Here are a few sources to find naturally occurring probiotics that satisy vegans’ needs:

1. Live-cultured, non-dairy yogurt

While yogurt based on dairy is not an option, yogurt without animal products is becoming more readily available. Most common, according to the Global Healing Center, is coconut milk yogurt, which is healthier than soy-based yogurts, too.

2. Sauerkraut

It’s not just great with bratwurst. Sauerkraut is packed full of probiotics. One Green Planet, however, notes that pasteurization does kill off some of the good bacteria and recommends purchasing or making it unpasteurized to reap all the benefits.

3. Pickled or fermented vegetables or fruit

Greens that have been soaked with bacterial cultures contain many probiotics, the Global Healing Center reports. While pickles are most popular, Korean kimchi is another option. Included in that list, according to One Green Planet, are olives, as their briny liquid promotes the survival of healthy bacteria.

4. Kombucha Tea
This beverage ferments from black tea, containing sugar, yeast, and probiotics. The Global Healing Center notes consumers should check that the product they purchase has been tested to ensure “bad” bacteria is not present.
 
5. Water Kefir

Like the source of kombucha, a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts makes up water kefir, which is also known as tibicos and Japanese water crystals.

6. Sourdough Bread

Sourdough bread contains probiotics edible for vegans, One Green Planet reports.

7. Fermented Soy Products

Examples include Japan’s miso and the Indonesian tempeh, which, according to the Global Healing Center, can act as an alternative to the more common meat supplement, tofu.

8. Supplements

While a well-balanced diet should ensure individuals, including vegans, receive the vitamins, minerals, and probiotics they need, supplements can help provide probiotics to people who are not receiving enough

Vegan Aphorisms

Vegan Aphorisms from Vegan Vittles, by Joanne Stepaniak

Instead of: You can kill two birds with one stone.

Use: You can slice two carrots with one knife.

Instead of: Running around like a chicken with its head cut off.

Running around in circles.

Instead of: You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

You can’t make granola out of gravel.

Instead of: Pull the wool over one’s eyes.

Pull the hat over one’s eyes.

Instead of: It’s no use crying over spilled milk.

It’s no use crying/weeping over burnt toast.

Instead of: There’s more than one way to skin a cat.

There’s more than one way to peel a potato.

Instead of: Don’t put the cart before the horse.

Don’t slice the bread before it’s baked.

Instead of: Never put all your eggs in one basket.

Never put all your berries in one bowl/basket.

Instead of: Slippery as an eel.

Slippery as oil.

Instead of: Packed in like sardines.

Packed in like pickles.

Instead of: On a wild-goose chase.

Out chasing rainbows.

Instead of: Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ll feed him for life.

Give a man beans, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to garden, and you’ll feed him for life.

Instead of: The straw that broke the camel’s back.

The drop that made the cup spill over.

Instead of: It’s no use beating a dead horse.

It’s no use watering a dead rose.

Instead of: He that would fish must not mind getting wet.

He that would garden must not mind getting soiled/dirty.

Instead of: One man’s meat is another man’s poison.

One man’s treat is another man’s trouble.

Instead of: Talk turkey.

Speak vegan.

Instead of: You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.

You can’t make wine without crushing grapes.

Instead of: It’s a silly fish that is caught twice with the same bait.

It’s a foolish man who stumbles twice on the same stone.

Instead of: Never fish in troubled waters.

Never fly a kite in a storm.

Instead of: As easy as duck soup.

As easy as boiling water.

Instead of: You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.

You can sow fertile seeds, but you can’t make them sprout.

Instead of: Cook someone’s goose.

Burn someone’s cookies.

Instead of: Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

Don’t look for bugs in a flower bouquet.

Instead of: You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

You can catch more smiles with nice than with nasty.

Instead of: You can’t get blood from a turnip.

You can’t get water from a stone.

Instead of: You can’t sell the cow and have the milk too.

You can’t sell the orchard and have the apples too.

Instead of: Ants in your pants.

Pepper in your pants.

Instead of: Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.

Don’t count your bushels before they’re reaped.

Instead of: Lay an egg.

Launch a dud.

Instead of: The nearer the bone, the sweeter the flesh.

The nearer the stone, the sweeter the peach.

Instead of: Walking on eggs.

Walking on broken glass.

Instead of: Someone is no spring chicken.

Someone is no spring onion.

Instead of: Many a pearl is still hidden in the oyster.

Many a potato is still buried beneath the snow.

Instead of: Separate the sheep from the goats.

Separate the wheat from the oats.

Instead of: He who treads on eggs must tread lightly.

He who treads on thin ice must tread lightly.

Instead of: Neither fish nor fowl.

Neither greens nor grains.

Instead of: I have a bone to pick with you.

I have a stone to pick with you.

Instead of: An oath and an egg are soon broken.

A promise and a plate are soon broken.

Instead of: Don’t let the cat out of the bag.

Keep it under your hat.

Instead of: He who steals a calf steals a cow.

He who crushes an acorn kills an oak.

Instead of: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

A berry in the hand is worth two on the bush.

Instead of: Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.

Don’t fell the tree that bears/yields the sweetest fruit.

Instead of: Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

Sauce for the peach is sauce for the plum.

Instead of: What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

What’s good for the peach is good for the plum.

Instead of: There’s more than one fish in the sea.

There’s more than one leaf on the tree.

Instead of: Better to give the wool than the whole sheep.

Better to give the berries than the whole bush.

Instead of: Casting pearls before swine.
Singing your song to a stone.

Instead of: “Almost” never killed a fly.

“Nearly” never saved a life.

Instead of: Opening a can of worms. Opening a can of spaghetti.

Instead of: The land of milk and honey. The land of sweet abundance.

Instead of: It’s raining cats and dogs. It’s raining rice and beans.

Instead of: Eating crow. Eating humble pie.

The Netherlands Has No Stray Dogs

There Are No Stray Dogs In The Netherlands

Seems like we can learn a lot from Netherlands, where you won’t find even a single stray dog on the road. The reason? From laws that mandate it to put animal abusers in jail to free sterilization, this video shows how the Dutch government made it possible:

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By on June 24, 2016

When you think of The Netherlands you’d be forgiven for picturing the stereotypical sights, canals, windmills and tulips. It’s a nation known globally for its liberal thinking on issues such as freedom for its citizens to make their own choices. But does this progressive attitude extend to animal welfare? We find out what life is like for Dutch citizens of a canine persuasion.

Home to 17 million residents, it’s estimated that one in five homes have at least one dog. Although breeds such as the Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd and Golden Retriever have been the most popular pedigree dogs in recent years, their decline in popularity in favour of mixed breed dogs has become apparent with cross-breed dogs now outnumbering pedigrees in Dutch homes, writes Donna Jannsen.

You won’t see many stray dogs on our streets in the Netherlands. They will be captured quickly by the local animal welfare. There are approximately 200 shelters for stray dogs and cats and between 20-50% are rehomed via the internet. Each year, there are more than 70,000 lost and found animals of which over half (52%) are reunited.

In the Netherlands dogs must be walked on leads in most places, including towns. We have designated areas where you can walk your dog leashed, unleashed and where dogs are not allowed. This includes cities, forests, beaches and fields.

On our beaches, (451 kilometres) dogs are allowed from the end of September until April and in the summer time after 7pm. There are special beaches for dogs which have no time restrictions. In most cities we have little fenced dog areas. The government cleans these dog areas with special dog poop cleaners. All owners are obliged to take a poop bag with them on their walks and they must clean up dog poop.

In the Netherlands, we love to bike with our dogs. We can take dog buggy behind our bikes in case our dogs get tired. We like to run with our dogs as well and there are more sports we do together with our pets. And we use dog carts if necessary.

The Netherlands has different kinds of nature. I can drive 2 1/2 hours to the West to beaches or two hours to the East to hills. In between we have wide open fields, forests, cities, roads, bike trails and lots of lakes and rivers. Our climate is mild but our weather is unpredictable and it can seem like it rains a lot! The winter temperature can go to -15c and our summer days can be as high as +35c degrees. Special breeds of dogs need coats here, especially our Greyhounds.

If you have no opportunity to walk your dog properly, some people use professional dog walking services or daycare services. When our dogs cannot join us on holiday, we can leave them in a dog residence or dog boarding facility. In the Netherlands, we can choose from many different veterinarians, specialised clinics for pets, behaviour specialists and training centers, physical therapists for animals, alternative medicine specialists such as homeopaths. In our dog training schools, we can take puppy classes as well as agility and fun lessons.

The Netherlands requires registration for breeders and tries to prevent people from buying puppies from puppy mills. We can insure our dogs for medical expenses and our personal insurance is necessary because if our pet causes any damage, the owner of the pet is always responsible according to our law, no matter who was right or wrong.

In most restaurants you can take your dog as well as in bus, train and metro. Taxi drivers can decide for themselves whether they want to take your pet. We must vaccinate our dogs against diseases and all dogs should be micro-chipped and registered.

As to the dog world in The Netherlands, we have to deal with many differences. People who have small budgets have problems paying the veterinary bills and buying dog food at lower prices. Illegal hunters breed Greyhounds and get rid of the ones that are not useful to them by leaving them behind in the streets. People who abuse animals live here too.

Other breeds of dogs are more lucky, are happy, and live a more luxurious life. We can choose to buy our dogs from professional registered breeders or bad puppy mills who have little interest in animal welfare. We adopt dogs from local shelters or from shelters abroad (more than 26,000 new microchip registrations in 2014 were for imported animals). There are many organisations who work for animal shelters in eastern and southern countries like Romania and Spain.

For somebody who wants to adopt a pet abroad, it is difficult to check how these animal welfare organisations handle their animals, adhere to rules and what they value. Here, as everywhere, love for animals and money go hand in hand.

There are people in the Netherlands who want more rules and procedures for to rehoming organisations and centres. Some organisations never do home visits, some have a bad aftercare and some are not transparent in matters of money.

In this European country it is forbidden by law to hurt an animal and the owner should take proper care of the animal and there have been new rules introduced to improve our animal welfare. One example is a better and more detailed identification and registration process.

Another important one is that all breeders, sellers of animals, shelters and day cares have to get a license. To get this license they need to receive a certification education and this also applies to breeders, even those who have been breeding for 30 years already.

The Netherlands is a small country and we have to share our nature and walking areas with wild protected animals such as deer and in the spring and early summer we have to be careful because of the young deer hiding in the bushes or fields.

It can be very crowded on our walks and sometimes feels as if we are all fighting for our private space.

Depending on the walking area I choose, the time of the day and of course the weather. In the fenced areas we meet many different people and dogs, some well-behaved and some not. For me and my pack, we are dealing with some issues. In our neighbourhood and in the few fenced areas we use there have been issues between cyclists, people on horses, joggers, Greyhounds, bull mastins, ridgebacks, people with small children and people who like to do photoshoots and dog walkers who walk multiple dogs at once, and so some cities have recently introduced the rule that dog walkers can walk only two dogs at once to prevent them walking many, many dogs at the same time.

Many forests are divided by busy roads. Even in areas where you are free to unleash your dog you are not safe from traffic. In this neighbourhood, we have an unfenced area for unleashed dogs right beside the highway! When you walk from the highway into nature you have to leash your dog.

Because I walk with four adopted Spanish Galgo’s who need to run, and enjoy running alongside my bike, we sometimes drive up to an hour to find somewhere to run free. The nearest place to do a proper unleashed walk is a forest 12 kilometres away. We walk on leashes in the streets in our neighbourhoods, but the nearest fenced dog area (15 x 15 metres) is 1,5 kilometres from my house.

Adopted Greyhounds have other rules and communicate in a different way than other breeds. It is very simple – a Labrador likes to play, a Greyhound wants to run.

For me the daily walk can be stressful as an owner of Greyhounds because I have to be very careful not to create any tension or avoid dangerous situations for my dogs and other animals. Sometimes I have the feeling that I cannot walk anywhere with my pack. I am sure in other areas of our country owner of Greyhounds have the same problems.
A Greyhound photographed at the most recent Great Global Greyhound Dog Walk event in the UK – 20,000 paws took part in the global event, according to UK Volunteer National Press Officer for the Great Global Greyhound Walk, Eve Regelous, who is owned by a Greyhound called Aiden

But as we have a lot of agriculture as well there must be areas that offer more space and freedom. If I were to walk my small Poodle down the street who would have no problem being leashed forever or walk my Chihuahua who just wants 10 minutes outside to go for a pee, my point of view would be, of course, completely different.

The walking issues are the main reason why I really love the organised days for rescued Greyhounds. Several organisations and private people organize meeting days during the year. In fenced or unfenced areas our rescued Greyhounds can play amongst each other and the owners can talk while their four-legged precious ones run and play. The play dates are mainly shared on Facebook and on several websites.

My dogs were rescued in Spain from the streets or from killing stations. After their recovery in the Spanish shelter, they were transported by car or plane to the Netherlands. Every dog has their own story to tell and on these organised days, we hear stories about dogs who have survived diseases, traumas, fears, fractures and operations. Since their arrival in my home, my dogs sleep on my couch and run unleashed once a day. They meet many dogs, both pedigrees and rescues, and we visit many events for stray dogs. About once a year my dogs and I travel to their homeland and my dogs don’;t mind the 2,000 kilometre journey. They just adapt and settle. On a terrace, on our walks, at home and always! We drive to Spain to live and work for several weeks in the shelter, Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert. My respect for these animals is without limits.

About the Author

Donna Janssen is a Dutch resident and volunteers for a Spanish shelter ‘Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert’ as well as helping different Dutch organisations. As a volunteer, she mainly takes photographs, describes the shelter dogs, organises events and is involved in the ‘Great Global Greyhound Dog Walk’. She also carries out home visits, administration, picks up dogs from transport and is often a temporary foster mum.

She is studying for her license to enable her to run a shelter and day care centre to be able to help the Spanish shelter in the work they do.

Breaking News! Please Take Action Immediately -Share Virally

This is BLM’s endgame for our wild horses.

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The Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board has just voted in favor of KILLING ALL THE WILD HORSES AND BURROS currently in short term and long term holding, approximately 44,000 horses. The only NO vote on the Advisory Board was from Ginger Kathrens of the Cloud Foundation.

[if these are elected officials they need to be voted out of office]

Being extremely fond of euphemisms, the BLM uses the term “euthanasia” which is incorrect. Definition of Euthanasia: “the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy.”  This is in fact murder, not euthanasia.pvc-1-main_0conger-par-36662-image-1-1-1

The intent behind this vote was to send a strong message to Washington, DC so that this might happen. Dean Bolstad, Division Chief had been alluding to killing the captive wild horses earlier in the meeting.

This is BLM’s endgame for our wild horses.

Please speak up – send comments to the Advisory Board ASAP at this address: whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov

You can email the bloody-minded Advisory Board individually as well:

  1. June Sewing: mustangs@infowest.com;
  2. Fred Woehl: prtfred@gmail.com;
  3. Robert Cope: cowdoc75@hotmail.com;
  4. Julie Weikle: jweikeldvm@yahoo.com;
  5. Sue McDonnell: suemcd@vet.upenn.edu;
  6. Steven Yardley: steven.leslieyardley@yahoo.com;
  7. Ben Masters: benmasters@unbrandedthefilm.com
  8. whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov
  9. dbolstad@blm.gov

and you can thank Ginger Kathrens for standing strong in the face of such complete and utter disregard for the interests of our wild horses and burros: Info@thecloudfoundation.org.

Tell Dean Bolstad what you think: dbolstad@blm.gov

Then call Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior:(202) 208-3100

Then write your Congressmen and Senators.

This outrage must not stand.

http://newsofthehorse.com/2016/blm-to-kill-44000-wild-horses/

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Advisory Board has voted a recommendation to euthanize the wild horses and donkey held in short and long-term holding facilities.  Between 44,000 and 45,000 animals are currently held in short and long-term holding facilities, with a cost of over $49 million last year alone.  No particulars were decided on methodology or time frame for the destruction of the captive animals.

The Advisory Board made their recommendation nearly unanimously.  Ginger Kathrens, founder of The Cloud Foundation, was the sole dissenting vote.

The Humane Society of the United States released a statement which read, in part “The decision of the BLM advisory board to recommend the destruction of the 45,000 wild horses currently in holding facilities is a complete abdication of responsibility for their care. The agency would not be in this situation but for their long-term mis-management. Alternatives to this proposal have been ignored for over 20 years. The HSUS stands ready to implement these alternatives at any time.”15carolwalkerrocksprings1

The vote to euthanize the horses held in long-term holding comes on the heel of BLM announcing their plans to experiment on mare spaying were canceled due to public outcry and multiple lawsuits being filed.  With public outcry at every turn, and the wants of the cattle industry for less competition for forage, the BLM finds itself struggling to make decisions and stick with them.

Animal Exploited at the County Fair

The state- and county-fair circuits are rife with exploitative animal displays. Animals suffer tremendously when they are carted from town to town and forced to perform; they live in an almost constant state of discomfort, frustration, depression, and anxiety.

Always on the move, exhibitors rarely take the time to rest and exercise animals, and sick and injured animals often go without veterinary care. Please read the following information about the different types of animal exhibits that are featured at fairs. If you encounter any of these cruel displays and see an animal in distress, please contact local authorities immediately.

Animals as ‘Prizes’

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Most fairgoers quickly tire of their fish, rabbit, or iguana “prize,” and the animals are often abandoned and left to die or are simply thrown in the trash

Big Cat photos

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Booth operators at many state and county fairs breed big cats to draw paying customers. Once they grow too large to be safely handled, older animals are frequently discarded at roadside zoos or sold to exotic-animal dealers.
Three 11-day-old tiger cubs died when exhibitor Craig Perry, operator of Perry’s Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, used them in photo sessions. Although Perry knew that the cubs were sick, he did not provide them with veterinary care. Since 1990, more than 200 dangerous incidents involving big cats have been reported.

Elephant and Camel Rides


Life on the road for elephants is in profound contrast to their lives in the wild. Elephants are highly social animals who live in matriarchal herds. They are protective and caring, and they travel together as families. Captivity-induced health problems such as foot diseases and arthritis are common and life-threatening. Camels, too, are free-roaming animals who are confined to transport trailers and small pens, despite their imposing size. Displays featuring camels also put people at risk: Humans can contract brucellosis, ringworm, and tuberculosis from close interaction with camels.

Exotic-Animal Shows

Exploitative events such as “Sea Lion Splash” and dancing-bear shows portray intelligent animals as silly clowns. The acts that these animals are forced to perform are demeaning, and trainers often employ cruel behind-the-scenes training techniques—such as beatings and food deprivation—to force animals to perform tricks that are unnatural, frightening, and even painful.

4-h and Agricultural Displays


The young boys and girls who participate in these events often don’t know that the animals they raised and love will be slaughtered for monetary gain.

Mouse or Rat ‘Roulette’


Small rodents—such as mice, rats, and gerbils—are placed on a roulette-style wheel, which is then spun. Dizzy and reeling, the animals eventually drop into a hole on the board. People who placed their bets on the number that the animal drops into “win” a prize.

Petting Zoos


The animals used in petting zoos are hauled around in tractor-trailers, confined to small pens and cages, and forced to interact with large crowds of people. The animals are rarely allowed to rest when on display, and they often develop health problems from this forced interaction.

Pony Rides

Tethered tightly to turnstiles and forced to plod in endless circles, ponies can suffer from hoof ailments, and many suffer from sore, chafed skin caused by ill-fitting equipment. Ponies are not protected by the federal Animal Welfare Act, and when local or state authorities fail to intervene, the outcome can be fatal.

Racing or Diving Pigs and Greased-Pig Contests

Imagine the terror this pig feels being chased by these thoughtless children

Highly intelligent and sensitive animals, pigs—including some who are young and still developing—endure mishandling, noise from crowds, and blaring music in these contests. Spectators at these events, especially children, often do not know that most of the pigs are sold for slaughter at the end of each season.

Rodeos

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Unfortunately the rodeo—a violent spectator “sport”—is a staple at many state and county fairs in the West and the Midwest. In rodeos, gentle animals such as horses and calves are provoked with spurs, tail-twisting, or electric prods or have straps cinched tightly around their abdomens to make them buck and run wildly around the arena.

What You Can Do
If you see cruelty to animals at any state or county fair, don’t hesitate to take action. Anyone can file a cruelty-to-animals complaint or ask the local animal control agency to check on an animal.

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