April 18, 2013

MFA Brings Anti-Gestation Crate Campaign to Walmart's HQ

Walmart executives can't escape Mercy For Animals and our campaign to protect pigs. On Sunday, MFA ran its third, full-page newspaper ad calling out the company for supporting animal abuse, and our campaign to convince the world's largest retailer to ditch pork suppliers who keep pigs immobilized in tiny crates continues to roll on.

A provocative MFA mobile billboard has been circling Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, every single day this workweek. The billboard features images from a shocking MFA investigation into a Walmart pork supplier, boldly declaring on one side, "Walmart: Stop Torturing Pigs" and on the other, "Walmart: Stop Supporting Animal Abuse." The 20-foot-long traveling ad calls on Walmart execs to "Ditch Cruel Gestation Crates" and bears heartbreaking photos of sows locked inside narrow gestation crates.

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Walmart Mobile BB 2-thumb-400x219.jpgPaying its second visit to Walmart's HQ, MFA's billboard focuses on the inherently cruel practice of confining pregnant pigs in cramped gestation crates--metal enclosures barely larger than the animals' own bodies and so restrictive the animals can't turn around, lie down comfortably, walk, play, or engage in other natural behaviors.

See what life is like for pigs raised and killed for the pork sold in Walmart stores:
 


As the largest retailer in the world, Walmart has the power and the responsibility to eliminate this outdated and abusive practice from its supply chain. Yet, Walmart is one of the few major retailers that have yet to implement policies requiring their pork suppliers to phase out the cruel practice. More than 50 major food providers, including Walmart's greatest competitors Costco, Target, Kroger, and Safeway, have committed to phasing out gestation crates.

Please join MFA's Walmart campaign today and ask the company's executives Mike Duke, Bill Simon, and Doug McMillon to stop supporting cruelty to animals. Get involved at WalmartCruelty.com.




 
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