After Mercy for Animals released a video showing workers at Iowa Select Farms abusing piglets, three retailers have now pledged to stop purchasing pork from the farm. In the video, workers were showing castrating piglets without anastesia, slamming them into the ground, and confining sows so severly that they were unable to turn. Due to the graphic nature of the abuse depicted, the video has garnered national media attention, and as of now, Safeway, Kroger, and Costco will no longer sell pork from Iowa Select Farms. Kroger and Safeway are the two largest supermarket chains in the United States, with roughly 2,400 and 1,500 stores, respectively.
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