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Animal activists to protest at Montgomery Walmart with 10-foot bloody, caged "pig"

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Members of the national animal rights organization Mercy For Animals, joined by a 10-foot tall inflatable pig, bloody with sores and locked in a narrow crate, say they will greet shoppers outside Walmart with a demonstration against the practice of confining pregnant pigs in small crates on factory farms.

The protestors say the animals are unable to even lie down comfortably, turn around, or engage in basic natural behaviors. 

Local activists wielding signs with images of abused pigs, reading: "Walmart Tortures Pigs" and "Walmart Pork = Animal Abuse" will join the protest. They're not happy with Walmart because they say an undercover investigation exposes "shocking abuse" to pigs at one of the retailer's main pork suppliers.

Mercy For Animals is calling on Walmart to require its pork suppliers to phase out the practice of confining pigs in narrow crates—something Kroger, Safeway, Costco, and McDonald's have recently done.

Confining a pregnant pig inside a narrow gestation crate, where she is virtually immobilized, has been banned in nine U.S. states and the entire European Union.

Information Source: Mercy For Animals

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