BaconFest draws huge crowds, protesters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The sixth annual BaconFest kicked off at Union Station on Saturday, but not everyone was happy about the event.

The event featured a variety of bacon themed foods from bacon sandwiches to bacon brownies.

Money from the event goes to the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City.

“Rehabilitation services for people with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, stroke, limb loss, we offer a variety of a range of services,” Sarah Murphy, a communications liaison for RA-KC, said.

Not everyone was happy about today's event.

A handful of protesters gathered outside to protest, saying it's wrong to slaughter pigs for a fundraiser.

“Animals are as compassionate as humans are and they have feelings just like people do and they want to live life full out and they have families too,” Devin, a vegan, said. He did not provide his full name.

About 2,500 people were expected to attend BaconFest.

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