Shoppers seeking to spend their rainy Tuesday running errands at the
The animal rights organization Mercy For Animals is protesting Walmart's use of pork suppliers who confine pregnant pigs in tiny crates, where they are unable to lie down or turn around.
According to Mercy For Animals, the practice is banned in nine U.S. states and the entire
"Walmart pork suppliers are guilty of horrific cruelty to animals," Mercy For Animals national campaign coordinator Phil Letten said. "Pork sold in Walmart stores comes from pigs who are abused, neglected, and sentenced to lives of extreme confinement and deprivation in crates."