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THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT: Pig forced to bungee jump off 223-foot tower at Chinese theme park

A representative for the park said the act was 'a bit of entertainment', and revealed the animal was meant to be slaughtered for a banquet celebrating Chinese New Year.

SOO KIM: ‘A Chinese theme park has sparked outrage after a pig attached to a bungee cord was shown being plunged from the top of a tower standing 223-feet high (68 meters) at the park. The live stunt was reported to have taken place to mark a new bungee jumping attraction at the Meixin Red Wine Town theme park in the Chongqing province of southwest China…

A video of the event shared on Chinese social media shows the pig, reported to weigh around 165 pounds, wearing a cape with its legs bound and body tied to the bungee cord, according to local media. The pig is heard squealing as it is hurled up and down several times by the bouncing cord, while laughs and cheers were reported to be heard from the crowd below. The pig appeared to be still and unconscious just after being placed on the ground and freed from the cord…

Speaking to Newsweek, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Asia’s vice president of international campaigns, Jason Baker, said: “This is cruelty to animals at its worst… all for a cheap laugh. Well, guess what? No one’s laughing… Pigs experience pain and fear, just as we do, and this kind of disgusting PR stunt should be illegal”…

It has yet to be confirmed what became of the pig after it was dragged away from the bungee jump stunt. But a public relations representative for the park was reported to have said the act was “a bit of entertainment,” and revealed the animal was meant to be slaughtered for a banquet celebrating Chinese New Year later this month, the South China Morning Post added’. SOURCE…

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