Shocking Video: Walmart Pork Supplier Caught Abusing Pigs

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Published on 17 Jul 2012 by 

Are your Walmart purchases funding animal abuse? Bob Barker issues a consumer warning following a new Mercy For Animals investigation revealing blatant animal cruelty at a Walmart pork supplier. See the secretly recorded video.

http://www.WalmartCruelty.com
http://www.MercyForAnimals.org

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION BELOW:-

Speak Out Against Walmart’s Cruelty to Pigs

Do you think it’s acceptable to cram an animal into a crate so small she can’t even turn around, lie down comfortably, walk, run, play, or engage in other basic behaviors? Walmart does.In fact, the pork sold at Walmart comes from factory farms where pregnant pigs spend nearly their entire lives locked in narrow, metal gestation crates—cages barely larger than their own bodies.

How do I know? Because I’ve seen it with my own eyes. I am an investigator with Mercy For Animals, and for more than two months I worked undercover at Christensen Farms, a factory farm that supplies pork to Walmart. The misery and abuse that I witnessed at this factory farm will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Thousands of pregnant pigs were confined to barren metal crates barely larger than their own bodies. These pigs could not turn around. They could not walk. They could not even lie down comfortably. I saw pigs with open wounds and bloody pressure sores from rubbing against the bars of their metal cages or lying on hard concrete. Pigs would constantly ram their heads against their tiny stalls or spend day after day, hour after hour, biting the bars of their cages out of frustration. These intelligent and social animals would go insane from boredom and stress.

While all of the abuses I witnessed at Christensen Farms were horrific, the use of gestation crates for pregnant pigs is perhaps the cruelest factory farming practice in the world. In fact, gestation crates are so cruel they have been banned in nine US states, as well as in the entire European Union.

Recognizing their inherent cruelty, major food providers, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and Chipotle, and major grocery retailers, including Safeway, Kroger, Kmart, Costco and Whole Foods, have all started demanding their suppliers do away with these cruel crates. But Walmart continue to support blatant animal abuse by selling pork from suppliers who confine pigs in tiny crates.

I am asking that you help the pigs whose suffering I witnessed, as well as the millions of others across the nation who are subjected to similar abuses. Please take a moment to sign my petition urging Walmart to do the right thing and demand their pork suppliers stop confining pigs in cruel gestation crates.

Thank you.

“John”
Undercover Investigator

http://www.change.org/petitions/speak-out-against-walmart-s-cruelty-to-pigs

News Link & other information about the above:http://www.walmartcruelty.com/#take_action

“I have just found the following article, which links to this video & decided it should be posted with the above. I can’t post the findings due to copyright but basically its as follows:-

A panel of farm animal care specialists established to analyze undercover video investigations at livestock farms has completed a review of an investigation posted on the internet on July 16, 2012 by the group Mercy For Animals’.

 “Please read the following article below in full, in the mean time, here are a couple of  snippets!!!” .

* Overall, these animals were well taken care of. There were no signs of animal cruelty, abuse or neglect. The sows were clean, free of lesions, calm and in good condition.”

“No signs of abuse or cruelty?? So having injuries, sores, prolapse’s & smashing piglets on concrete…is ok, its standard practice?? WT…It’s barbaric & for so-called professionals to say it’s ok is disgusting…so if this is industry standard, I assume it goes on in all pig farms & it’s all legal & above-board!! This is one reason why I don’t eat meat”

*Castration/Tail Docking – The panel members agreed the methods shown in the video were standard practice and commonly accepted as proper procedure.

“So we have to assume it’s fair & proper to deny piglets of anesthetic, while parts of their bodies are torn out, how bloody cruel is that… but again, these are the experts…this is standard practice & legal. Well I think it’s stinks of animal abuse!! “

The report:http://www.feedstuffs.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=F4D1A9DFCD974EAD8CD5205E15C1CB42&nm=Daily+News&type=news&mod=News&mid=A3D60400B4204079A76C4B1B129CB433&tier=3&nid=5F665F6B23A54F3681F5922478BF20E0

Laurel County Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty After Dog Dies In Hot Car

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“Folks, please be aware that dogs in hot cars don’t do well, it’s common sense, if you’re hot, your dogs even hotter! If I see a dog in a car on a hot day, I call the police because a life is at risk, & if they take too long, I would gladly smash a window!”

A Laurel County woman is behind bars facing animal cruelty charges after police say she left her dogs in a hot car while she went shopping for more than an hour, causing one of the dogs to die.

London Police were called to the Walmart Supercenter on Highway 192 around 3:30 p.m. Friday. When officers arrived, they said one of the dogs was dead and they were able to rescue another one.

The dogs’ owner, Kimberly Dowell, 28, was arrested. When confronted, police said she told them she went into Walmart to get groceries and was inside for an hour and a half.

According to police, three of the car’s four windows were cracked slightly and there was no sign of any water for the two dogs inside.

Temperatures in London on Friday afternoon were in the 80s.

“I just want folks to understand that it’s important that you don’t leave your animals inside the vehicle during a hot day like this,” said Sgt. Travis Hurley with the London Police Department. “It’s even hotter inside the car than it is outside, so it’s very dangerous.”

Dowell faces two counts of animal cruelty. She is set to appear in court Monday morning

News Link:-http://www.lex18.com/news/laurel-county-woman-charged-with-animal-cruelty-after-dog-dies-in-hot-car

Walmart’s Pork Supplier Exposed – YouTube

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Walmart’s Pork Supplier Exposed – YouTube.

Newly-released undercover video footage taken by The Humane Society of the United States at factory farms owned by Seaboard Foods and Prestage Farms—two of the nation’s largest pork producers—show appalling animal cruelty. Breeding pigs are locked inside tiny gestation crates, unable to even turn around for virtually their entire lives. Dead pigs were found inside these crates. Pigs were living amidst feces and urine with abscesses and injuries.

TAKE ACTION
You can help today by using the form below to send a brief, polite message to Seaboard and Prestage and urging them to end their use of gestation crates to confine breeding pigs. We encourage you to add your own thoughts or comments about this issue in the editable portion, so these companies know how important this is to you personally.

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