There Will Be a Bloodied, 10-Foot-Tall Pig at Walmart Today. Just So You Know.

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Mercy For Animals
An MFA protest earlier this year.
Speaking of pork, the nonprofit, one might say PETA-like, organization Mercy For Animals, is none to happy with where Walmart gets theirs. Which at least partially explains why the group plans to have a caged, bloody pig at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at Central and Hall Street this morning at 11. It's a protest, you see.

The group says a hidden-camera investigation of Walmart supplier Christensen Farms "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 testicles ripped out and tails cut off without painkillers."

MFA would like that to stop. Kroger, Costco, Safeway, and McDonald's have all recently stopped sourcing pork from such places. Not so with Walmart. Maybe the giant inflatable pig will convince them.


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rufuslevin
rufuslevin

my Lord,...I thought it was a statue of Michelle Obama in the picture.

trudat
trudat

...if the average carnivore had to process the flesh they ate, would there would be many more vegetarians??.

RTGolden
RTGolden

This is the most retarded comment system on the planet.  It wont let me put a comment on one article, but will on another.  go back to Discus.

observist
observist topcommenter

Only people with too few or far too many real problems in their lives care about the happiness of farm animals more than the happiness of people in the rest of the world.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk

Are they sure that this isn't an emerging Pink Floyd concert?

jmckee3
jmckee3

I've always thought that a good reason not to buy meat at that Wal-Mart was because the meat department reeks of the smell of rotting meat, I've almost gagged walking by it.

 

It's among the numerous reasons why that Wal-Mart should be avoided at all costs including the fact that all the employees seem like they are minutes from snapping and committing a mass murder/suicide, the horrible lines and the overall sense of despair that permeates the entire store.

A-nony-mouse
A-nony-mouse

"Bacon tastes gooood. Pork chops taste gooood."

Heather Findley Obeid
Heather Findley Obeid

Pork isn't exactly a staple of a healthy diet, anyway. One more reason to give it up.

Albert
Albert

Rescued from Paul Quinn?

wrw22
wrw22

That pig's not that bloody

Joe Diosdado
Joe Diosdado

That's so heart breaking and mind-numbingly cruel. It angers me to no end. I wish we could do to those people, that which they do those poor animals....

jwesterm
jwesterm

Watch Mike Rowe celebrates dirty jobs- http://youtu.be/IRVdiHu1VCc

 

This is video is pretty interesting when I see people protesting for animals and processes. In the video Mike called PETA who had the process but when confronted by the animal owner..well its a different story.

Yolanda Cotton
Yolanda Cotton

Bacon is so good though. Wish we treated our food with more respect.

Tyler Chevis Lagaly
Tyler Chevis Lagaly

How about you boycott pork simply because it's gross. Pigs are the catfish of land, and will eat anything including their own excrement. Yuck!

engmofo
engmofo

You gotta be out of your mind to by food from Wal-Mart any way.

 

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

 @observist tree huggers don't eat bark either....and none of them have real pets that they love....just rescue cats.

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

 @A-nony-mouse Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy m---------er. Pigs sleep and root in $hit. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eat nothin' that ain't got sense enough to disregard its own feces.

trudat
trudat

 @ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul

...congrats...but if you want to talk about filth, don't eat chickens either 'cause a rooster will eat $hit, fight his father and screw his mother....ask anybody who knows about chickens....just sayin...

jwesterm
jwesterm

 @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Got to watch the video. In it Mike Rowe discusses how a farmer takes off the tail and testicles of goats. He first explains how he found out the proper method according to PETA and then he see's the real method used and then questions "What if we're wrong?" about how we think we are supposed to treat animals.

 

It was just an interesting watch to me.

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

 @trudat that is clearly a racial slur against AAs and I just sent a copy to Al Sharpton and the NBPP.

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