By WBØRUR, on the scene
DAYTON, Ohio – In what’s being called confusing and totally unexpected, about a dozen protestors showed up this morning at the Dayton Hamvention.
People Advancing The Humane Treatment of Animals (PATHTA) protested in front of Dayton’s Hara Arena, advocating against alleged unsafe hog farming, growing and butchering practices.
“We will make these mad men stop!” exclaimed group leader Paula Smith-Taylor of Westchester, Vermont. “The unstoppable slaughter of hogs for food and profit must end!”
A group of ham radio operators headed to the “Peanut Whistle Transmitters” exhibit took a moment to visit with Smith-Taylor.
“She seemed genuinely surprised at what ‘ham radio’ actually meant,” says octogenarian Vince Bascoe of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
“After I explained it to her, she told the group to get back into her VW microbus for their next assignment.”
“We’re headed to Arkansas!” Smith-Taylor exclaimed as the van left the hamfest parking lot.
“We hear there’s fighting hogs there! We must stop the insanity!”
Editor’s Note: The Ohio Pork Producers are offering a fantastic bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich for $7.99 with drink. They are located at Pavilion 1B at Hara Arena. The funds raised go to assist with the FCC’s “one kilohertz at a time” project.