The animal rights group, PETA, pounced on the Eight Belles story and lashed the proverbial whip on jockey Gabriel Saez and trainer Larry Jones. This proverbial whip would, in essence, make them proverbial hypocrites for having said that Saez whipped Eight Belles excessively.
But the more pressing issue is where were they when this pig was brutally slaughtered? Smashed to pieces. We can deduct two things from this horribly graphic image.
1. This particular species of pig has feelings and can express emotion.
2. This particular species of pig can speak.
3. This particular species of pig is not cannibalistic.
This is further evidence that PETA surfaces only when it has its own agenda. If these pigs could talk — and they can — they would express pure disgust over the lack of diligence and representation on their behalf.