Join Mercy for Animals at peaceful protest in support of pigs.

  • March 25, 2013 · 10:30 AM

Do you support cramming animals into crates so small they can't turn around, lie down comfortably, or walk for their entire lives? Walmart does. In fact, pork sold in Walmart stores comes from factory farms where pregnant pigs spend their miserable lives locked in narrow gestation crates barely larger than their own bodies—unable to engage in basic behaviors and denied all mental stimulation.
Following a Mercy For Animals undercover investigation exposing shocking animal abuse at a major Walmart pork supplier, we are now calling on the world's largest retailer to require its suppliers to phase out inherently cruel gestation crates. Join Mercy For Animals in Grand Junction for an eye-catching protest outside a Walmart store. Protestors will be joined by a 10-foot-tall inflatable pig, covered in bloody sores and crammed inside a tiny gestation crate.

Signs, banners, and leaflets will be provided. Media is expected at the event, so please dress professionally. Encourage your friends and family to join you at this peaceful protest. And, before attending, please be sure to sign MFA's petition urging Walmart executives to phase out gestation crates, then share the petition and undercover video with others. For more details about the campaign, visit WalmartCruelty.com.

For additional details about the event, please email Phil Letten, national campaign coordinator, or call[masked] .

Where: Outside Walmart at 2881 North Ave. (near the Walmart sign on North Ave.), Grand Junction, CO
When: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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  • Sarah V.

    It was great meeting all of you today! I cant wait for more meet ups and the pot lucks!

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Carole C.

    We will miss you Marian, but will cary on and speak out against the suffering.

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Marian D.

    Not sure I can attend, my mother is in the hospital...

    March 25, 2013

  • Joseph H.

    Yes, I will help. No one should be treated so badly. Attention, Walmart shoppers!

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Carole C.

    There are so many reasons NOT to shop at Walmart. Animal abuse is a major one.

    February 10, 2013

  • Rhonda

    I will plan to be there to support this mission as I think it is important to be a voice for the millions of animals that are confined in these small crates for their flesh for pork products. It is not fair to treat these sweet animals this way.

    1 · February 10, 2013

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