An animal rights group is protesting so-called "divine pigs" that are
used in certain religious ceremonies.
Advocates explained that pigs
are being grossly overfed before they
are sacrificed to the gods.
According to UPI, the Chingshui Zushi
Temple in New Taipei City is one of
the few temples that still conduct
"divine pig" contests.
Protesters gathered hear the temple to demonstrate on Friday. Those in
attendance could be heard chanting "overweight pigs do not bring
while carrying a cartoon pig.
According to the Taipei Times,
Environmental and Animal Society Taiwan
director Chen Yu-min said these
holy pigs are grown to over 10 times
their normal size. Chen also
explained that the animals used in these
ceremonies were slaughtered