(AP) COLUMBUS: The People for the Ethical Treatment of animals has won approval to bring three hogs to Ohio's state capitol grounds for a protest against large-scale hog farms.
The panel that oversees the Statehouse also agreed this week to let PETA use a sound system during its July 9 event to blare what the group says are recorded screams of piglets.
But tthe Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board drew the line at PETA's request to bring gallons of urine, a load of manure and a fan to blow odors around.
PETA says it wants to give lawmakers, Statehouse visitors and others a look at what it describes as the cruelty and unsanitary conditions of large hog-producing operations. And, it wants people to go vegetarian.
The animal rights group attempt to present the same display on the U.S. Captial grounds in Washington, D.C.