Sun Nov 3, 2013, 02:20 AM
Maraya1969 (11,000 posts)
Please sign to get Walmart to stop usupporting gestation crates for pigs. It is torture.
Walmart’s torture of pigs is a real American horror story. Driven mad from boredom and stress, pregnant pigs confined to filthy gestation crates endure nightmarish conditions I would not wish on my worst enemies. Walmart must stop supporting cruel gestation crates.
Hello, I’m James Cromwell, and I just narrated the latest undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals at a major Walmart pork supplier. What I saw in this video is a living nightmare. And it has got to stop!
At Walmart pork suppliers, thousands of pregnant pigs spend nearly their entire lives crammed into cages so small they can barely move. They can’t turn around, walk or even lie down comfortably for nearly their entire lives.
In the video, pigs can be seen constantly ramming their heads against their tiny stalls out of stress and frustration. These intelligent and social animals are literally driven mad from sheer boredom and lack of stimulation.
Animal welfare experts around the world agree that these crates are inherently cruel and should be phased out. In fact, gestation crates are so cruel they have been banned in nine U.S. states, as well as in the entire European Union.
Responding to consumer concerns, nearly every major food provider in the country, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Chipotle, Safeway, Kroger, Kmart and Costco, have demanded their suppliers do away with these cruel crates. Even Walmart Canada has agreed to phase out gestation crates.
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Sun Nov 3, 2013, 04:01 AM
bemildred (79,594 posts)
3. Well then, you need to support progressive anti-cheap labor politicians.
If they don't take care of their employeees, they sure as hell are not going to worry about their pigs.