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Pig Wrestling at Idaho County Fair
Location: Idaho/ Wyoming
Nationality: USA
Biography: I became a photographer by lucky accident in China in 1996. I walked in to the Reuters Beijing Bureau asking if they might want to buy a photo, and walked out with a job. The first major story I covered was the Hong Kong Handover. Since then this... MORE
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Pig Wrestling at Idaho County Fair
Copyright natalie behring 2023
Date of Work Aug 2023 - Aug 2023
Updated Aug 2023
Location Driggs, Idaho
Topics Spotlight
Scenes from a "Pig Wrestling" event at the Teton County Fair in Driggs Idaho August 7, 2023
Pig Wrestling is an event held annually at the fair in Teton County, Idaho. The object is for a team of four to capture a pig and place it in to a barrel in the fastest possible time. The pigs vary in size, small for children, and larger for adults. The small pen in filled with mud to add and element of difficulty or drama. The pigs shriek blood curdling screams, and appear to be in great distress.

One rodeo mom said this event is not cruel to animals and said "The pigs go home and tell all their friend 'I got hugged by a kid today." Another woman said, "It doesn't hurt the pigs one bit."
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