Highly chantable, isn’t it? Animal rights group Mercy for Animals has sent a letter to WalMart signed by Ryan Gosling, Kristen Bell, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Deschanel, Tom Morello, Kim Basinger, David Boreanaz, Ed Begley Jr., John Francis Daley, James Cromwell, Steve-O, and Loretta Swit imploring WalMart to stop purchasing pork from a Christensen Farms facility in Minnesota after rampant abuses were uncovered.
An undercover video filmed by a representative for Mercy for Animals shows pigs being inhumanely castrated, sick piglets having their skulls crushed, and the use of gestational crates which does not allow the animal to turn around or even lie down comfortably.
“While all of the abuses shown in the video at WalmartCruelty.com are unconscionable, perhaps the worst form of torture forced on these innocent animals is the use of gestation crates. As you should know, gestation crates are considered so cruel that leading animal welfare experts condemn them, nine US states and the entire European Union have banned them, and nearly all of Walmart’s competitors, including Costco, Safeway, Kroger, and Kmart, have started demanding their pork suppliers do away with them.”