Chinese theme park workers carry a 165lb pig up a 223ft tower before forcing the screaming animal to BUNGEE JUMP in a 'disgusting' promotional stunt
- The event was held to celebrate the opening of a bungee tower in China
- Videos of the jump caused outrage among web users and animal lovers
- The park apologised over the incident, but insisting that the pig was well
- A spokesperson told media the animal had been sent to a slaughterhouse
A theme park has forced a 220lb pig to bungee jump from a 223-foot-tall tower in a promotional stunt that sparked nationwide outrage and was labelled 'disgusting' by animal welfare activists.
Footage taken on Saturday at the tourist attraction in Chongqing shows the animal whining in desperation as it was bound to a wooden stick and carried by two workers up the structure.
A separate clip then captures workers dragging the pig which was clearly terrified to the edge of the bungee platform, attaching it to a safety harness before pushing it down.
The pig can be heard screaming repeatedly as it plunged down the tower while being attached to a rope and a blue cape.
The park has apologised to the public amid the controversy. A spokesperson told local media that the pig had been sent to a slaughterhouse, insisting that it was well.
The controversial incident, branded as 'golden pig bungee jumping', was held by Meixin Red Wine Town in the district of Fuling to celebrate the opening of its bungee tower on the same day.
To me, the most depressing aspect was that the guy was still sent to a slaughter house.
If they had let him live and be some icon who sat around near the park, eating to his hearts content, and being displayed as the famous bungee jump pig or something, I would perhaps be able to smile and laugh it off a little, and chock it up that the price for not being slaughtered and eaten is a few minutes of sheer terror. You could argue there is some sort of twisted balance restored to the world...
But the phrasing of how the pig is OK and has been sent to a slaughterhouse was salt in the wound -- or black comedy, depending on how you view it.
August 8th, 2019