Activist attempts to save Cal Poly pig from slaughter, holds vigil

April 14, 2018

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is again under fire from a local activist. On Thursday, a15-year-old girl unsuccessfully attempted to stop the slaughter of a pig.

Shortly before the pig was to be butchered as part of a meat processing class, Zoey Rosenberg stationed herself between the pig and the class while she voiced an appeal for the life of the pig. Rosenberg wanted to load the pig in a trailer so she could transport the swine to a local animal sanctuary.

Officials at Cal Poly told Rosenberg she was not permitted to be there and asked her to leave. Rosenberg then began delivering her speech while her mother filmed the altercation.

“Because she has a snout instead of a nose, we value her life less,” Rosenberg said. “But her life is so valuable and she deserves to live.”

Officers arrived and asked Rosenberg to leave the Cal Poly campus. Officers informed the activist that while she had the right to protest, she did not have the right to disrupt the class.

After she refused to stop her protest, officers detained the 15-year-old before giving her a trespassing warning and telling her not to return to campus for seven days. On Saturday, Rosenberg held a vigil outside Cal Poly.

Jorge Estrada

This is ridiculous at many levels, I’d squelch all news and just privately fine the mother.


What I find disconcerting is that the mother, who filmed the altercation, may be prostituting this 15 year old girl for her own cause.


Throw a restraining order at her. Not allowed on the campus without legitimate business to conduct.

Also…stay away from ranches, livestock auctions, pet stores, zoos, gelatin factories, rodeos, and my neighboorhood please and thank you.


She should have just bought the pig, then it would be her property and she could keep it as a pet if she wanted. I have to go now, my BLT is getting cold.


Her shoes don’t have any leather on them do they?


Where can a buy some of DANA for dinner. Looks like Zoey has not missed a meal of solid good protein. What makes these people think they have the right to back a trailer up to the pen and DEMAND the pig. The pig was in a PIG PEN and guess what pig do… yes, the poop and pee…Offer to buy the pig and maybe they can sell it to you. Zoey, you need help!


Maybe she’d have had better luck if she’d worn a pink vagina hat.


We do value the life of the pig. It gives us ham, bacon, sausage, ribs, chops and many other useful items.