Do you buy pork from Wal*Mart?
Do you know that the pigs from which came the pork you eat lived lives of sheer hell, unable to turn around in their tiny crates for their entire lives?
If you treat your pet cat or dog this way, you’ll be arrested for animal cruelty. But food-animal breeders get away with this cruelty.
If that doesn’t concern you, you should at least be concerned about the stress hormones you are ingesting along with the pork. Like humans, the bodies of pigs also release stress hormones when they are under stress.
Here’s a U.S. Humane Society alert:
Newly-released undercover video footage taken by The Humane Society of the United States at factory farms owned by Seaboard Foods and Prestage Farms—two of the nation’s largest pork producers—show appalling animal cruelty. Breeding pigs are locked inside tiny gestation crates, unable to even turn around for virtually their entire lives. Dead pigs were found inside these crates. Pigs were living amidst feces and urine with abscesses and injuries.
You can help today by using the form below to send a brief, polite message to Seaboard and Prestage and urging them to end their use of gestation crates to confine breeding pigs. We encourage you to add your own thoughts or comments about this issue in the editable portion, so these companies know how important this is to you personally.
To send a message, click here.