Ten-Foot-Tall Bloody Pig to Protest Miami Walmart

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Mercy for Animals
Don't mess with this pig.
There's a lot of sensory overload in Miami, so it takes something bold to get people to turn their heads. Mercy for Animals devised something that might make people stop and check out its display.

A ten-foot-tall bloody pig in a cage outside Walmart.

No, they're not shooting Babe 3, in which Babe gets into some radioactive slop, grows into a colossal hog, and battles space aliens about to destroy South Beach. The animal rights group is taking the giant porker to the North Miami Beach Walmart (1425 NE 163rd St.) to protest Walmart's purchasing of pork products from factory farms that treat their animals cruelly.

This  Wednesday, August 29, from 11 a.m. to noon, meet the giant inflatable oinker and help persuade Walmart to require its suppliers to phase out the practice of confining pregnant pigs in cages so small they cannot move. Confining animals in these "gestation crates" creates stress and bloody open wounds and infections. Major grocery chains such as Kroger, Safeway, and Costco, along with restaurants such as McDonald's, are already requiring that their suppliers engage in more humane farming methods.

Phil Letten, national campaign coordinator at Mercy for Animals, told Short Order that "basically every major food provider in the country has committed to phasing out gestation crates except for Walmart. That is completely unacceptable."

Mercy for Animals has documented cruel animal-handling practices at two Walmart pork suppliers. Letten says they found proof (including hidden camera footage) of "pregnant pigs confined to filthy, metal gestation crates so small they were unable to even turn around." Letten also says the footage shows "workers slamming conscious piglets headfirst into the ground and workers stripping out the testicles and slicing off the tails of piglets without the use of any painkillers."

Letten isn't telling you to give up your Sunday-morning bacon He simply wants you to help convince Walmart that there's nothing appetizing about suffering. "It's high time that Walmart follows the lead of Costco and its other competitors in committing to phase out cruel gestation crates."

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Yak1
Yak1

I call for a vote - Who in favor of castrating Anthonyvop1 without painkillers say aye.

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

Roasted Piglet is delectable.  Almost as good as Milk Fed Veal!!!!  

 

Yum!!!!

 

I just wish these "Animal rights" hippies would care as much about humans as they do animals.  

 

 

 

julie_eyrich
julie_eyrich

 @Anthonyvop1Your meat diet is causing a food shortage for future generations. Now...who doesn't care about humans? Leading water scientists have issued one of the sternest warnings yet about global food supplies, saying that the world's population may have to switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid catastrophic shortages. Humans derive about 20% of their protein from animal-based products now, but this may need to drop to just 5% to feed the extra 2 billion people expected to be alive by 2050, according to research by some of the world's leading water scientists." http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/aug/26/food-shortages-world-vegetarianism?newsfeed=true

 

camille.lamb1
camille.lamb1

 @Anthonyvop1 Animal rights and human rights often go hand in hand. The workers who drone away inside disgusting factory farms often risk their health and safety, working with feces, pathogenic bacteria, and harmful chemicals... and of course they're underpaid because they're completely disposable. Conditions are much different when you're growing vegetables!

LaineDoss
LaineDoss

 @Anthonyvop1  These people are trying to alleviate needless suffering brought about by factory farming. There's no reason to have any creature tortured - even one destined for the plate.

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

 @julie_eyrich Sweety,  Educate yourself

 

the #1 cause of starvation and famine on this planet is Socialism.  Don't believe me?  Google the 50 poorest countries in the world and then look at their economies.

All Centralized, state controlled and rife with cronyism.  That is an indisputable fact.

 

Now excuse me.  I have some Milk Fed veal to fry and then coat with cheese and marinara sauce.

 

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

 @camille.lamb1 

No they don't the rights of man, even the lowest of scumbags superceds that of any animal

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

 @julie_eyrich A true capitalist doesn't boycott anything for something as silly as altruism.

    BTW I hunt and kill a large amount of the meat I eat.    Do you harvest your own veggies or you wouldn't dare to get your nails dirty?

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

 @julie_eyrich 

 

Julie, Sweetheart.   Socialism under a dictatorship is still socialism.   Do any one of those countries have a free market economy?   Nope!

 

And what Scientists are you talking about?  Most of those people are just anti-capitalists opinion jerks.  The few "Scientists" mentioned do not say that Meat is causing the destruction of the earth.

 

And never use "Natural News" as a source.  When Man lived all Natural the life expectancy was in the low 30's

 

As for the Subsidies.  I am 100% AGAINST ALL GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES OR TAX BREAKS FOR EVERYONE.

I believe in true equality.

A flat Tax & No national Sales Tax (Euphemistically called Corporate Tax)

julie_eyrich
julie_eyrich

 @Anthonyvop1 I can't help it if you are going to deny the math done by these expert scientists? Where does it state that theses are socialist countries? I think most of these countries are ruled under dictatorship. Meat is not Sustainable. Now, It’s Not Personal! But like it or not, meat-eating is becoming a problem for everyone on the planet. http://www.worldwatch.org/node/549

By the way meat prices are artificially low because the animal ag is heavily subsidized by the government. Since you are a capitalist you should be boycotting meat since its heavily subsidized by the government. http://www.naturalnews.com/033011_beef_cost.html

 

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

 @julie_eyrich  @Philip 

Julie,

Please get a job.  Then take the money and buy a clue!  the earth is in better shape than it was 50 years ago.  The only parts suffering are in.....OMG.....Socialist, centralized, over-regulated economies.  

Did you bother to look up the list of the 50 poorest countries?

Here ya go http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0908763.html

Show me how I am wrong!

 

The idea that meat consumption will destroy the earth is laughable at best and Anti-Capitalist, Fascist propaganda at its worse!

julie_eyrich
julie_eyrich

 @Anthonyvop1Nope it's 'meat' greed that is causing the food shortage. "If everyone ate a Western diet (meat,eggs,dairy that contain antibiotics & hormones) we would need 2 Planet Earths to feed them. We only have one. And she is dying." @Philip Wollen  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQCe4qEexjc&feature=player_embedded

I hope your colon and arteries can take it, absolutely no fiber in meat only clogging capabilities that harm your health!!"

 

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