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Sickening Animal Abuse Caught on Video at Walmart Pig Supplier—for the SIXTH Time!

James Cromwell and Mercy For Animals

May 15, 2015 — A Mercy For Animals undercover investigation has exposed horrific animal cruelty at a Walmart supplier AGAIN:

A hidden camera captured workers at Seaboard Foods violently punching pigs and hitting them in their faces and bodies with heavy cans and boards, pigs crammed in barren concrete pens barely able to move without climbing over other animals, stressed animals repeatedly biting the bars of their pens, and workers snaring animals and firing captive bolts into their skulls in full view of other pigs.

Though physical violence by workers against pigs is common, perhaps the worst form of institutionalized animal abuse at Walmart suppliers is the use of inherently cruel gestation crates—barren metal and concrete cages that make it impossible for pigs to turn around or lie down comfortably for nearly their entire lives. In fact, gestation crates are so inhumane they have been banned in nine U.S. states and many pig producers, such as Smithfield and Hormel, are phasing them out.

But Walmart continues to allow pigs in its supply chain to suffer in gestation crates.

Here’s how you can help:

1. Go to Walmart’s Facebook page and leave a polite comment under one of the most recent posts telling the company to ditch cruel gestation crates:
2. Call Walmart’s Customer Service line at 1-800-925-6278 and make the same comment.
3. Share the investigation with your friends and encourage them to take action too:

With your help, we’ll make sure Walmart knows it doesn’t pay to torture animals.

For the pigs,

Your Friends at Mercy For Animals

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