Eating contests at fair disgusting and shameful

Gluttony is not an exhibition worthy of inclusion at the Saanich Fair

Leafing through the Saanich Fair program, looking at Page 5 made it difficult for me to keep my breakfast down. Featured is an eating contest – are we as desperate as our neighbours to the south to promote such an appalling event, and delight in watching people gorging themselves?

In a time of economic hardship for many families, the food bank is in desperate need of donations. These contests are exposing children to a display of contempt for the value of having a daily supply of food. It is sickening. I trust the event was appropriately staged in the pig pen, so that participants were able to mingle with the other pigs.

Juergen Peters

Saanichton