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PETA submits appeal for SFO to remove all pig products in wake of new therapy pig LiLou

Animal rights group PETA sent a letter to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO)’s Director Ivar C. Satero on Friday, demanding that it remove all pig-related products from its restaurants’ menus.

The letter comes in the wake of new therapy pig LiLou, who has been parading up and down the terminals bringing cheer to stressed holiday travelers. LiLou is part of the airport’s Wag Brigade, which except for her, is made up of all dogs.

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“Now that friendly, smart LiLou is helping to calm anxious passengers as part of the Wag Brigade, we ask that you help her and her fellow pigs by getting pork, bacon, and other pig-derived products off the menu at all airport restaurants,” stated Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA’s president. “Serving such food at an airport where a therapy pig is helping humans is like serving poodle burgers at a dog show or monkey nuggets at the zoo.”

As of Friday afternoon, SFO does not appear to have taken any steps to remove pig products from their restaurants.

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