Animal Rights Protest Outside Bozeman Walmart
Members of the national animal rights organization Mercy For Animals, joined by a 10-foot tall inflatable abused pig, will greet shoppers outside Walmart on North 7th in Bozeman today from 11 am - noon. Find out why:
[Mercy for Animals]
Walmart is under fire for cruelty to animals, following an undercover investigation exposing shocking abuse to pigs at one of the retailer's main pork suppliers. Newly released hidden-camera footage secretly recorded at Christensen Farms, a Walmart pork supplier, reveals pregnant pigs confined for nearly their entire lives in fly-infested crates barely larger than their own bodies, pigs suffering from bloody open wounds and infections, and piglets being slammed headfirst into the ground and having their tails cut off without painkillers.
Mercy For Animals is now calling on Walmart to require its pork suppliers to phase out the practice of confining pigs in narrow crates - something Kroger, Safeway, Costco and McDonald's have recently done. Confining a pregnant pig inside a narrow gestation crate, where she is virtually immobilized, has been banned in nine U.S. state and the entire European Union.
There will be a Mercy For Animals demonstration outside Walmart on N. 7th Ave from 11 am - noon today that will inform shoppers about Walmart pork suppliers' practices of cruelty. They will be joined by local activists wielding signs with images of abused pigs and a 10-foot tall inflatable pig, bloody with sores and locked in a narrow crate. To learn more, visit www.walmartcruelty.com.
Will you be at Walmart for the protest today from 11am to 12pm? I know I won't be buying my pork from Walmart after seeing this.
Warning: The Undercover Video Below Was Difficult For Me To Watch