Group Gets OK To Bring Hogs To Ohio Statehouse

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- An animal rights group has won approval to bring three hogs to Ohio's state capitol grounds for a protest against large-scale hog farms.

The panel that oversees the statehouse also agreed Wednesday to let People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals use a sound system during its July 9 event to blare what the group says are recorded screams of piglets.

But that's where the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board drew the line. It said no to PETA's request to bring gallons of urine, a load of manure and a fan to blow odors around.

PETA says it wants to give lawmakers, statehouse visitors and others a look at what it describes as the cruelty and unsanitary conditions of large hog-producing operations. And, it wants people to go vegetarian.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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