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Woodside: A new site for pig-scramble protest?

Original post made on Jun 16, 2017

Woodside Town Hall is working with the Sheriff's Office to arrange a public-space gathering spot near the Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County grounds to allow protestors of the July Fourth Junior Rodeo's pig scramble to demonstrate after they were warned they could be charged with trespassing if they do so on the private Mounted Patrol grounds.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 16, 2017, 11:39 AM

Comments (17)

Posted by Bette
a resident of another community
on Jun 16, 2017 at 12:41 pm

This is a tragic situation. I wish there might be a way for
these two warring groups to meet to find the representation of THE OTHER within whom they want to shut out. When a knowledge base exists to do just that--we could act from a higher level rather than be a microcosm of a violent world.

Inconprehensible that in 2017 there is an ongoing power struggle over whether or not baby animals should be continued to be abused or not.


Posted by It's hardly abuse
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 16, 2017 at 12:51 pm

It's hardly abuse for a bunch of kids to chase pigs.

Had bacon lately?

Surely there are more important issues to fight for.


Posted by Joe
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Jun 16, 2017 at 12:58 pm

It seems to me that it's not just the four legged pigs that we need to worry about, but the two legged ones and the harm they are doing to children and piglets alike.


Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Jun 16, 2017 at 1:16 pm

pearl is a registered user.

The FBI now investigates animal cruelty cases. Notify the FBI at
Web Link where you can fill out their online TIPS Form. You can remain anonymous. It is not necessary to fill in any other information except the "Information" box providing them the necessary details. I just copy and paste the information link into the "Information" box. In the case of cruelty to the baby pigs, you can provide them this information link and any others you may have regarding this topic:

Web Link


Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Jun 16, 2017 at 1:21 pm

pearl is a registered user.

Go to this Almanac news link, scroll down, and see at least 10 articles concerning the "pig scramble".

Web Link


Posted by Bette
a resident of another community
on Jun 16, 2017 at 1:41 pm

It is heartening me that others are standing up for a more compassionate world where sentient beings are not harmed


Posted by Clifford
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 16, 2017 at 2:05 pm

So, abusing baby animals: ok
Protesting that abuse: criminal.

Got it.

P.S. Vegetarian, never tasted pork or played football.


Posted by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense
a resident of another community
on Jun 16, 2017 at 3:44 pm

It's hardly abuse -- "It's hardly abuse for a bunch of kids to chase pigs."

Quoting Mounted Patrol propaganda there, sport?

"Surely there are more important issues to fight for."

It's not a zero-sum game, sport. You can be involved in a whole number of issues AND protest the Pig Scramble.

Unless, of course, you're affiliated with the Mounted Patrol...


Posted by Woodside Sleuth
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 16, 2017 at 4:15 pm

The zoning of the Mounted Patrol Property at 521 Kings Mountain Road requires a 50' front area setback or "right of way" unless Kings Mountain Road is a private road which it is probably not. A survey of the parcel would be necessary for absolute accuracy but it's safe to say that there is a pretty wide space between the Patrol's fenced off property and the road. Are they going to arrrest people for peaceful protests in this area? Hmm. Let's see what the Town Manager says on Monday.


Posted by Happy
a resident of another community
on Jun 16, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Happy to see this. Now we can go to the rodeo without feeling threatened by the protesters.


Posted by Woodsider 4 Kindness to All
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 16, 2017 at 5:34 pm

Last year's protest was 100 percent peaceful and respectful. There is ample evidence of this as several Mounted Patrol members were there mingling with the protesters politely exchanging views and offering them water. No one threatened anyone and the values of democracy and civil engagement were strong in Woodside that day. Woodside is a place where many residents care about and respect their neighbors. Unfortunately, this isn't the case on a national level right now but everyone of us has the power to choose how we interact with others on a daily basis.


Posted by gip
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jun 16, 2017 at 5:52 pm

[This post and the one that followed are being removed because they are off-topic.]


Posted by CallFBI
a resident of Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley
on Jun 16, 2017 at 6:39 pm

FBI investigates animal abuse cases. I will call the FBI, others should call too. Whatever name it is called 'scramble', 'chase' 'wrestling', a bunch of [portion removed] children chasing and tackling baby animals is animal abuse.


Posted by Back!
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 16, 2017 at 8:16 pm

[Portion removed for the third time; please do not re-post]

Not sure how an article related to the treatment of pigs is off topic!


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 16, 2017 at 8:37 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

back:

because your article is about the treatment of feral hogs NOT baby pigs. That's why it's off topic.


Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Jun 17, 2017 at 6:20 am

Jennifer is a registered user.

The Northern California Junior Rodeo Association comes into town one day a year. They monitor their rodeo events. One of the rules in their Association Rules Book is that no animal will be intentionally mistreated.
The Mounted Patrol have brought in the pig scramble where hundreds of children chase, jump on, do whatever they need to in order to catch a piglet. These children are not animal handlers, this is a free for all for the enjoyment of those who endorse animal abuse.
The Mounted Oatrol needs to hear from the ticket buying audience. Attend the rodeo. Boycott the pig scramble. Teach your children to respect animals. Teach the Mounted Patrol that it is time to remove the pig scramble from their rodeo.


Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Jun 17, 2017 at 7:21 am

pearl is a registered user.

Jennifer:

Great comment!!! Thanks for posting.

Pearl


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