VegNews Daily

Footage Shows Abuse at Walmart Pork Suppliers

Undercover investigation reveals workers slamming piglets into concretes, snipping off tails without anesthesia, and workers battering mother pigs.

The consumer-friendly façade of Walmart has once again been tainted by more shocking footage from the retailer’s pork suppliers. An investigation conducted by Mercy For Animals has revealed abhorrent conditions at Pipestone System, Christensen Farms, and Iowa Select pig factory farms. The MFA footage shows workers slamming piglets on the ground in an attempt to kill them, cutting their tails off, and castrating them without anesthesia, while the sick and wounded are left to suffer. Besides being hit repeatedly by workers, the highly-intelligent sows are confined to tight gestation crates for their nearly their entire lives. Due to consumer concerns, nine states, the European Union, as well as major food businesses such as McDonald’s, Safeway, Wendy’s, Subway, and Costco, have done away with pork that comes from gestation crate pigs. But Walmart continues to refuse to relinquish ties with cruel animal agriculture businesses.

 Comments

USDA Survey: Farmers' Markets Are Booming

Farmers' markets look to expand to meet higher demand.
Read More »

Yahoo Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Babycakes NYC

Website hails NYC vegan bakery a "trailblazer."
Read More »

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary Opens New Location

In honor of its new location, the animal sanctuary is hosting a vegan bash this weekend in Upstate New York.
Read More »

Consumers: We Want More Plant-Based Protein

A new study reveals consumers want more plant-based options than the food service industry is providing.
Read More »

Documentary Shows Life of an Undercover Investigator

New film highlights the experience of an activist‘s time on a factory farm.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »