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NYC: Confront Walmart's CEO Over Cruelty to Pigs

On December 11th Walmart CEO Mike Duke will be speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City. Join Mercy For Animals as we confront him with an eye-catching protest featuring a 10-foot-tall inflatable pig, covered in bloody sores and crammed inside a tiny gestation crate. Helping us confront Mike Duke will be a traffic-stopping mobile billboard featuring a heartbreaking picture of a pig locked in a gestation crate along with the slogan, “Walmart: Stop Torturing Pigs.” The truck will circle the building for the entirety of the event. It is very important that we have strong showing as this will be our first time confronting him.

Most people do not 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 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.

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

For additional details about the event, please email Eddie Garza, senior campaign coordinator, or call [masked]-8130.

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  • Marilyn N.

    Great to see everyone so fired up --- despite the cold!

    December 12, 2012

  • Larry T.

    Excellent turnout for December night. This is an important campaign!

    December 11, 2012

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