Hollywood celebrities including Ryan Gosling, Kristen Bell, Zooey and Emily Deschanel, Kim Basinger, Tom Morello, David Boreanaz, Ed Begley Jr., John Francis Daley, James Cromwell, Steve-O, and Loretta Swit, in partnership with Mercy For Animals have issued a letter to Walmart’s CEO Mike Duke requesting that the retail giant end the use of gestation crates among their pork suppliers. The appeal follows recently released hidden-camera footage shot at Walmart supplier Christensen Farms’ Minnesota facility by a MFA undercover investigator, revealing pregnant sows locked in the confining crates, unable to turn around or walk, pigs suffering multiple injuries, and workers brutally killing piglets by slamming them headfirst into the concrete. The letter strongly states, “As the largest retailer in the world, Walmart has the power … to ensure [its] pork … is not the product of egregious animal abuse.”
Photo via mercyforanimals.org
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