Dog vs. Hog Fight Ring Busted, Many more suspected
So-called "hog-dog rodeos" are events at which frenzied dogs, usually pit bulls, are turned loose, one or two at a time, in pens to attack wild pigs as onlookers cheer and judges rate dogs by how quickly they take down their prey. To prevent injury to the dogs, the hogs' tusks are often first snapped off with a steel pipe and hammer or with bolt-cutters, rendering these animals completely defenseless.
Hogs often sustain serious injuries during these events, including but not limited to ripped ears and haunches, mangled noses, ruptured scrotums, and other gaping wounds. Sometimes their ears are torn right off. Considered by some to be "good, wholesome fun," children are also often allowed to gang up on the frightened pigs and chase them around the arena.
I only have 2 problems with this: 1. They need to let the pigs fight without handicapping them first. I mean come on, if your dog can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen, bitch. 2. I don't think they should let children chase the pigs around, but I suppose it would be alright to let the children watch the seething blood thirsty dogs horrifyingly tear apart the unfairly crippled hogs. Seems like a good life lesson for the kids, "Don't get crippled!".