Animals Archives The tour continued by way of continental Europe in February , the UK in March, the United States for three weeks in April and May, and one other three weeks in the United States in June and July. Algie became the inspiration for numerous pig themes used throughout. An inflatable pig was floated over the viewers, and during every performance was replaced with a cheaper, but explosive version. On one occasion the gentle propane fuel was changed with an oxygen-acetylene mixture, producing an enormous explosion. German promoter Marcel Avram presented the band with a piglet in Munich, just for it to leave a path of damaged mirrors and excrement across its mirrored resort room, leaving supervisor O'Rourke to deal with the ensuing fallout. Animals was certified by the RIAA as 4Ã— Platinum on 31 January 1995. With an elongated physique and a direction of movement the animal has head and tail ends. Opposed round and longitudinal muscular tissues allow peristaltic motion.