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Woman Attempts to Save Pig from School Pork Raffle

Woman Attempts to Save Pig From School Pork Raffle

After hearing about a high school raffle to auction off 100 pounds of butchered pork, Katie Corbett jumped in to save the pig's life. 

According to USA Today, East Jackson County High School is selling raffle tickets to benefit the school's cheerleading team. For years it has raised money by selling $1 chances at a pig carved any way the winner wants. Corbett, however, wants it alive. 

Corbett took to the Internet to save the pig, and she raised over $1,000 in 24 hours on her GoFundMe page "Winning Wilbur."

"They're just so misunderstood," she said of pigs. "They're just really compassionate animals. My initial thought was, 'Wow, that is just so awful. That is so inhumane.' I still want to support the fundraiser, just offer a better alternative is all I can ask for."

Jamie Dixon, the school's principal, said he is open to discussing Corbett's proposal, and Corbett plans to take up his offer and meet for a possible deal. Dixon said the value of the pork is $300, and as of Monday, Corbett had raised more than four times the cost. 

"That's certainly a possibility which I would consider," he said. "Make no mistake. We're in it for the fundraising. We're clearly open to all possibilities."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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