Pig Scramble cancelled at Sonoma County Truthful

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SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) — For many years the pig scramble has been a preferred exercise on the Sonoma County Truthful.

On August 1st when the truthful reopens the pig scramble will likely be gone and changed with an impediment course.

For greater than 20 years the Pig Scramble has been considered one of Sonoma County gala’s annual Farmer’s Day actions, however at this yr’s truthful the grabbing and chasing after piglets will likely be over.

“That exact occasion wanted some little extra thrilling, I suppose strong, exercise for the spectators and the children which can be concerned in it,” stated Sonoma County Truthful CEO, Rebecca Bartling.

The Berkeley-based animal rights activist group ‘Direct Motion In all places’ says for many years the Pig Scramble has been a type of animal abuse.

“The local weather the place issues are actually shifting into the correct route the place we aren’t abusing animals and the place we’re educating our youngsters healthful methods to entertain themselves,” stated Matt Johnson, Press coordinator with “Direct Motion In all places.”

In her yard, Alicia Santorio has what she likes to name a micro sanctuary; with chickens, rabbits, and naturally Rupert the 105 pound pig. She’s glad the Pig Scramble will not be coming again.

“That these animals are like sentient beings similar to we’re and like canine are,” stated pig proprietor Alicia Santorio.

The Sonoma County Festivals determination was made increase attendance.

“Extra interactive and with the impediment course I feel it is going to be extra enjoyable,” stated Bartling.

Come August the truthful hopes to see extra children having enjoyable with watermelons as a substitute of pigs.

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