El SAHUGO town near Salamanca has been fined €1,502 for a ‘slippery pig’ competition after courts ruled it “degrading to animals”.
The competition took place September 26th last year and saw a number of small pigs get smothered in grease and released for the town’s children to chase.
The first child to catch a pig got to take it home.
Among others, animal rights groups the National Association for the Protection and Wellbeing of Animals (ANPBA) and Spanish animal rights PACMA made a criminal complaint to the Castille and Leon government.
Although PACMA welcomed the fine, they fear it will not be enough to deter the event’s organisers.