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Tell Walmart to Ban Cruel Gestation Crates
A recent undercover investigation found shocking examples of abuse at Christensen Farms, a factory farm that supplies pork products to Walmart. Mother pigs on many of these farms spend most of their miserable lives in tiny gestation crates.
The investigator found many pigs who could not walk or lie down comfortably. Many had open wounds and bloody sores from rubbing against the bars of the metal cages or lying on hard concrete. Pigs were also seen constantly ramming their heads against the tiny stalls or spending day after day, hour after hour, biting the bars of the cages out of frustration.
These intelligent, affectionate animals never feel the warmth and coziness of a nest or the affectionate nuzzle of a mate. They are artificially inseminated again and again, and when their bodies can no longer churn out litter after litter of piglets, they are sent to slaughter.
Please urge Walmart’s CEO to require the company’s suppliers to stop using gestation crates. And please share this information with your family and friends.
Gestation crates are individual metal enclosures that are lined side-by-side with very little moving room, not unlike jail cells. Also knows as sow stalls, the semi-permanent cages are home to over 80 percent of U.S. breeding pigs in production operations of 1,000 or more sows.
For more photos: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/photos/factory-farming/pork/
See it Through Her Eyes: inside a Gestation Crate
October 18, 2012 … Written by Erica Meier
It’s hard to imagine just how miserable life is for a pregnant pig locked inside a narrow gestation crate that is barely wider than her body. Nearly immobilized day after day, month after month – unable to even turn around – these smart and social animals are treated like mere piglet-producing machines. They suffer both physically and mentally.
More than 70% of the almost six million female pigs raised for breeding in the US are forced to endure such intensive confinement, and their suffering is kept hidden behind the closed doors of animal agribusiness.
Undercover investigators have been pulling back the curtains, going inside massive pig breeding factory farms – most recently in Iowa,Wyoming, and Minnesota – wearing hidden cameras to shine a spotlight on this horrific abuse.
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Undercover at Smithfield Foods (2012 Webby Award Winner)
Uploaded on Dec 15, 2010
An investigator from The Humane Society of the United States documented the suffering endured by female breeding pigs held in severely restrictive gestation crates on a factory farm operated by a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer.
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Stop this American Horror Story. Tell Walmart to Stop Torturing Pigs
….. and it gets worse!! Warning …. graphic video!!!
Uploaded on Jun 27, 2011
A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation provides a shocking look into one of the nation’s largest pork producers — Iowa Select Farms in Kamrar, Iowa. At this factory farm, mother sows and their piglets are forced to suffer brutal abuse and lives of unrelenting confinement and misery.
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