Pac-12 After Dark finally achieved peak Berkeley. We had our first protestor with a message make a stand. This one was for animal rights.
With four seconds left in the first half, a Berkeley protestor invaded the field with a stuffed pig.
Protester on the field. #Cal #WSU pic.twitter.com/awrpWjGOWv— Emily Van Buskirk (@Emilnem) October 14, 2017
A protestor at the Washington State vs. Cal game was dragged off the field carrying a stuffed pig.#WSUvsCAL pic.twitter.com/w8O8o95Nt5— Allan Bell, Jr. (@AllanBell247) October 14, 2017
As funny as this moment appeared to be, there was a serious issue also in play that could use more national recognition. This individual was apparently an animal rights activist who wanted to call light to the terrible practices of big agriculture, and the federal coverup to sustain barbaric treatment of animals like pigs.
Glenn Greenwald wrote an interesting (and very disturbing article) on this subject.
Most of you know @ggreenwald for his articles on politics. This is him on the case for animal rights. https://t.co/khbyZlvEuT— Peter Maass (@maassp) October 5, 2017
Football-wise, this activist’s protest allowed Cal extra time to plot out their final play of the half, which led to a touchdown as time expired to put the Bears up 14, and they never looked back.
DEVELOPING: My expectations for a win pic.twitter.com/xR5sSoIMCr— Barstool Berkeley (@BarstoolBerk) October 14, 2017
The protests worked for everyone. A cause was highlighted, Cal scored points. And now I’m compelled to think more about saving pigs.