PETITION TARGET: Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai
UPDATE (8/14/2023): The theme park put out a statement, saying that it accepted the “criticism” it had received, according to news. Unfortunately, no one appears to have been charged or held accountable for this horrific act, which is a clear testament that China must usher in strong animal protection laws. We thank everyone who signed our petition, and we’ll keep advocating for animals everywhere. — Lady Freethinker Staff
Terrified, strapped to a bungee cord, and thrown off a 200-foot platform, this poor pig spent one of her last days as the victim of a cheap marketing stunt for a Chinese theme park.
Video footage of the disgusting incident shows the squealing pig tied to a pole as park workers drag her to the edge of a bungee platform. After insensitively tying a cape around the pig’s neck, the workers push her off the platform. The poor creature’s desperate screams can be heard the entire time she plummets over 200 feet.
According to local news outlets, the pig was sent to a slaughterhouse after enduring the traumatic experience.
This senseless and cruel stunt celebrated the opening of a new bungee attraction at Meixin Red Wine Town, a theme park in Chongqing. Acts of cruelty against animals are rampant in China and not punishable by law. Without stronger animal protection policies, needless suffering will continue to happen.
Please, sign this petition urging Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai to pressure China’s policymakers to enact animal protection laws and stop this ongoing cruelty immediately.