At the National Peanut Festival in Alabama, the song remains, sadly, the same. Local newspapers even profile children who win the greased pig contest. One kid's strategy? "You just jump on them."
Get the picture? It's not a pretty one. And while petitions like the one that helped end the Greasy Pig contest in Ontario may be part of the solution, there's a lot more work that needs to be done.
So squeals of terror never bring joy to an audience.
Especially when those squeals are coming from animals found to be as intelligent as a human toddler.
Does your local fair feature a similar contest? Consider sitting it out - and telling local organizers why you're doing so.
And consider signing as many petitions as you can. There's usually one for every greased pig event.
You can find one here. And here. And here. And here.