Tell JBS to Ban Gestation Crates and Painful Mutilations

Tell JBS to Ban Gestation Crates and Painful Mutilations

July 16, 2018
Petition to
JBS USA CEO Andre Nogueira and 6 others
Signatures: 520,787Next Goal: 1,000,000
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Why this petition matters

Started by Mercy For Animals

I will never forget their screams.

The horrific animal abuse I witnessed while working undercover at a pig factory farm that supplies to JBS—the world’s largest meat company—will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Workers at this facility punched and kicked pigs in the face and violently smashed piglets’ heads into hard concrete. Piglets were ripped from their mothers and mutilated right in front of their eyes. All of this was done without any pain relief.

Unable to turn around or even lie down comfortably, mother pigs spend nearly their entire lives crammed inside tiny cages. It was heartbreaking to see these incredibly intelligent and social animals become so stressed and frustrated that they repeatedly bit the bars of their cages—a sign of serious mental collapse.

"Gestation crates" are so cruel they have been banned in 10 U.S. states, Canada, and the entire European Union. Nearly all major food companies, including McDonald’s and Burger King, have demanded their suppliers ban these cruel cages. Even major pork producers, like Smithfield, have committed to banning gestation crates at their company-owned and contract farms.

But JBS continues to allow this blatant animal abuse by its suppliers.

Because of caring people like you who sign petitions like this and use their voices to speak up for the voiceless, we have already seen some of the biggest companies make important changes that significantly help millions of animals.

Please, take a moment to sign my petition calling on JBS to prohibit its pork suppliers worldwide from cramming pigs into tiny cages and to put an end to mutilations without pain relief.

Then, share the hidden-camera video with friends and encourage them to take action too.

Thank you.


Undercover Investigator


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Decision Makers

  • Andre NogueiraJBS USA CEO
  • Cameron BruettCorporate Affairs and Sustainability
  • Martin DooleyPresident and COO, JBS USA Pork
  • Denilson MolinaJBS USA CFO
  • Tim GoodmannPork Quality Assurance