• Petitioning Walmart

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President and CEO, Walmart International
Doug McMillon
President and CEO, Walmart U.S.
Bill Simon
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Robson Walton
Fred Bedore
President and Chief Executive Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Mike Duke

Speak Out Against Walmart's Cruelty to Pigs

    1. Petition by

      Mercy For Animals

Do you think it’s acceptable to cram an animal into a crate so small she can’t even turn around, lie down comfortably, walk, run, play, or engage in other basic behaviors? Walmart does.

In fact, the pork sold at Walmart comes from factory farms where pregnant pigs spend nearly their entire lives locked in narrow, metal gestation crates—cages barely larger than their own bodies.

How do I know? Because I’ve seen it with my own eyes. I am an investigator with Mercy For Animals, and for more than two months I worked undercover at Christensen Farms, a factory farm that supplies pork to Walmart. The misery and abuse that I witnessed at this factory farm will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Thousands of pregnant pigs were confined to barren metal crates barely larger than their own bodies. These pigs could not turn around. They could not walk. They could not even lie down comfortably. I saw pigs with open wounds and bloody pressure sores from rubbing against the bars of their metal cages or lying on hard concrete. Pigs would constantly ram their heads against their tiny stalls or spend day after day, hour after hour, biting the bars of their cages out of frustration. These intelligent and social animals would go insane from boredom and stress.

While all of the abuses I witnessed at Christensen Farms were horrific, the use of gestation crates for pregnant pigs is perhaps the cruelest factory farming practice in the world. In fact, gestation crates are so cruel they have been banned in nine US states, as well as in the entire European Union.

Recognizing their inherent cruelty, major food providers, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and Chipotle, and major grocery retailers, including Safeway, Kroger, Kmart, Costco and Whole Foods, have all started demanding their suppliers do away with these cruel crates. But Walmart continue to support blatant animal abuse by selling pork from suppliers who confine pigs in tiny crates.

I am asking that you help the pigs whose suffering I witnessed, as well as the millions of others across the nation who are subjected to similar abuses. Please take a moment to sign my petition urging Walmart to do the right thing and demand their pork suppliers stop confining pigs in cruel gestation crates.

Thank you.

Undercover Investigator

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100,000 signatures
    2. Walmart Cruelty Tour

      Mercy For Animals is in the middle of a national Walmart Cruelty tour. Find out how you can help them at WalmartCrueltyTour.com, and click the link for a video that explains more.

    3. Reached 50,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jack Endino CENTRAL FALLS, RI
      • about 2 hours ago

      This is important to me because when I watch these videos, I am deeply disgusted. It horrifies me knowing that animals tortured like this. Why can't animals be quickly killed?

      • about 11 hours ago

      Pigs and thir baby's piglets deserve to be set free and live As god gave them life they are innocent gentle beings

    • victoria windsor FERNDALE, WA
      • 1 day ago

      what is wrong with you Walmart, you have enough money to not support this kind of business? This is yet another reason to avoid your stores, signed by another soon former customer and her daughter who is now very aware of the inhumane and criminal treatment of animals and has stopped eating any slaughterhouse meat or poultry, keep it up guys who participate in this barbaric treatment of God's creatures and soon there wont be anyone left buying your products :) you already lost our business a long time ago

    • Christopher Chesney ALTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 days ago

      Parce que le traitement est barbare. En France, je regarde les camions qui les prennent pour l'abattage, entassés dans des camions sur les journées très chaudes. Nous ne devrions pas traiter nos semblables comme ça.

    • Christopher Little HAZARD, UNITED STATES
      • 2 days ago

      there is no way I could work there and I will not be buying pork from walmart until this stops


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