The Washington Times - June 18, 2009, 11:49AM

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, wins my personal award for passing along one of the funniest items concerning hunters and animal rights activists. The USSA got wind – pardon the expression – of plans by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to let Ohioans share the delicate aroma produced by pigs – the 4-legged variety.

The animal worshippers want the residents of Columbus to experience the smell of hog urine and manure. That’s correct. The PETA folks apparently like pigs. Or do they?


According to the hunter advocates, USSA, the animal rightists said they are seeking a permit so they can set up a hog farm on the Statehouse grounds in Columbus. As part of PETA’s proposed plan, it would use “gallons of urine, tons of manure, and a fan to blow the odors around.”

Hmm, talk about clearing your sinuses; this can definitely do the job.

The hog farm idea is part of PETA’s plan to “educate” lawmakers and the public because it objects to what it calls “factory farming” in Ohio, one of the top hog farming states in the country and also to promote a vegetarian diet.

However, a spokesperson for the agency that approves permits for events on statehouse premises has indicated that there is no chance PETA will get its permit.

I have an idea. Why doesn’t PETA try the same stunt in Raleigh, N.C.?

Everybody knows that the Tar Heel State is a real heavy hitter when it comes to hog farming. After all, where would we get all that famous, delicious, shredded Carolina barbecue from if it weren’t for the thousands of pigs that are butchered in this wonderful Dixie state?

And as concerns the vegetarian diet PETA wants us to switch over to, yeah, right!


I could not imagine living in a world where there is no pork barbecue, pork chops, pork loin, smoked ham hocks, country ham, boiled ham, barley ham, baked ham, pigs’ feet, cracklins, cracklin’ bread, pigs’ ears, grilled pork shoulders, scrapple, bacon and what Southerners call “streaked” meat that is sorely needed when you want to cook a pot of green beans.

Sorry, PETA. You strike out on this one. Try something else.