• Petitioned Safeway

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Kenan Judge

Tell Grocers to Stop Torturing Mother Pigs

    1. Petition by

      Mercy For Animals

A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation has exposed shocking abuses of mother pigs and their piglets at Iowa Select Farms, one of the nation’s largest pork producers and supplier to grocery giants Kroger, Costco, Safeway and Hy-Vee.

Sadly, these grocery chains are condoning egregious animal abuse by selling pork from Iowa Select Farms and other pork producers that use gestation crates – narrow metal stalls barely larger than the animals’ own bodies. These corporations have both the power and ethical responsibility to reject this abusive factory farming practice by immediately adopting policies that require suppliers to phase out their use of gestation crates.

Please use the form below to send a polite email urging grocery giants Kroger, Costco, Safeway and Hy-Vee to immediately adopt policies prohibiting the sale of pork from facilities that confine breeding pigs in gestation crates. These abusive crates – which have been banned in numerous states and the entire European Union – prevent mother pigs from even turning around, lying down comfortably, walking, or engaging in basic natural behaviors for nearly their entire lives.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 6,000 signatures
    2. Victory! Efforts to Ban Undercover Investigations Fail

      Iowa legislature adjourned without passing a bill that would have made investigations like this one illegal. It's an important victory that efforts to keep factory farms behind closed doors were stopped, but the fight to stop cruelty isn't over.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Heather Smith ST LOUIS, MO
      • about 3 years ago

      ‎"True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which is deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals." — Milan Kundera

      • about 3 years ago

      I have seen the most horrific video of the barbaric treatment to pigs. The Iowa state is just one of the few states that does not have laws against this type of farming. Methinks the Iowa select farms is making sure the rules are not changed, money buys anything especially outrageous cruelty to animals.....

    • Scarlet Sobranie LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      These photos make me sick. These people who treat these creatures like this are not human. There is NO need to confine these pigs in this manner. It should be stopped.

    • Janet Williamson NELSON, CANADA
      • about 3 years ago

      This really needs to stop. Kiroger, Costco, Safeway and Hy-Vee. Have some compassion. Pigs are very intelligent creatures. Please do not support the torture of these animals.

    • Jennifer Conrad HALIFAX, CANADA
      • about 3 years ago

      Compassion is needed here...


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