Walmart: This is cruelty. End it.

Many companies have committed to sourcing only pork from suppliers that raise mother pigs in group housing systems. But Walmart Inc. (Global), the world’s largest retailer, has not made a commitment to eliminate cruel gestation crates in its pork supply chain.

Did you know…

  • Pigs are playful and social. They form strong bonds with one another, humans, and other animals. They are intelligent and able to solve complex problems and puzzles.

  • BUT most of the world's pigs (over 600 million) are raised on factory farms that keep them in crowded or confined conditions, where they are denied opportunities to behave naturally.

  • 3 out of 4 mother pigs are confined to gestation crates during pregnancy, unable to stand up, turn around, or rest comfortably.

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Help eliminate cruel confinement of mother pigs

Large retailers like Walmart have the power to end this cruel practice. In fact, 92% of Canadians believe it is important that pigs are raised in conditions with high welfare standards.

Send an e-letter to help end pig cruelty

Tell Walmart to publicly commit to sourcing pork only from suppliers that do not keep mother pigs in gestation crates.

Millions of mother pigs still live in intensive confinement, but people like you have the power to change their lives for the better! We are urging Walmart Inc. to commit to policies that prohibit cruel gestation crates and require group housing with enrichment for mother pigs. Please join us in demanding that Walmart stop buying from producers that cage pigs by signing and sending the e-letter below.

Review and personalize your e-letter

It takes just 2 minutes. You can personalize your letter if you choose, which can make it even more impactful.

  • Are you a Walmart customer? If yes, say so!
  • Why is pig welfare important to you?
  • What type of future would you like to see for pigs?

Click the "Send" button when you're ready.

Mr.
Doug
McMillon
Walmart Inc.