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Animal Rights: Protesting The Sale Of Wal-Mart Pork Products

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By Joey Martin

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - On Thursday, a group of protesters gathered outside of the Wal-Mart in Twin Falls protesting alleged animal abuse of hundreds of thousands of pigs across the nation.

Twin Falls was the 112th stop for the Mercy for Animals campaign to end animal abuse.

The animal right group claims that the pork products sold in Wal-Mart stores come from pig farms with more than deplorable conditions.

The group claims that the pigs are kept in tiny cages and are abused and neglected on a daily basis.

The national campaign coordinator for Mercy for Animals says they will continue to push Wal-Mart until they get results.

"Well we think that Wal-Mart has the power and the ethical responsibility to help end one of the cruelest factory farming practices in existence. We have spoken with Wal-Mart but they keep dragging their feet. They have made no commitment on the issue. Basically every other major food provider in the country has committed to doing away with these cruel crates except for Wal-Mart and we think it’s unacceptable," said Mercy For Animals National Campaign Coordinator, Phil Letten.

Many of Wal-Mart’s competitors have joined Mercy for Animals' cause including Costco, K–Mart and McDonald's.

If you would like to learn more about Mercy for Animals you can log onto their website at www.mercyforanimals.org.



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