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  • Petitioning Walmart

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Walmart
Walmart
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.

“John”
Undercover Investigator

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    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

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    • Kelly Chelucci VANCOUVER, WA
      • about 9 hours ago

      this is abhorrent

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    • Adriana Cota SPAIN
      • about 10 hours ago

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    • Lauren Kennedy KENNETT SQUARE, PA
      • about 19 hours ago

      there are 632,546 supports why the hell should there be more? this should be stopped. ANIMALS NEED A VOICE the amount of supports should be enough. stop this cruelty

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    • Doug Bailey SUN CITY, AZ
      • about 24 hours ago

      No animal should be treated like this it is irresponsible and reprehensible that humans have so little compassion for their food source.

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    • Lynette Michailevs AUSTRALIA
      • 2 days ago

      No animal deserves to be treated in such an inhumane way! I urge Walmart to demand that their pork suppliers stop the cruel practice of confining pigs in crates which are so small that they prevents these poor animals from being able to have any freedom of movement! This abhorrent cruelty must stop!

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