The Humane Society of the United States has been investigating 2 of the top 5 pork producers in the United States.
As you will see in the video below titled “Walmart’s Pork Supplier Exposed” it is nasty how these pigs are raised. And from the title I am sure you have guessed that one of the largest chain stores in the US (Walmart) gets their pork from these farms (Seaboard and Prestage).
The farm uses gestation crates that are not even big enough for the pig to move. These gestation crates are only 2′ by 7′. If you have ever seen a pig in real life, you will know how tight those quarters would be. Can you imagine living in a crate that size?
Wait it gets better! The pigs in the crates do get to become mothers. We all know the joys of motherhood. Well, unless you are a pig in one of these farms.
Once a piglet is born, it may only have a few days until it is now tortured. In the video they show how workers cut off the piglets tail and remove testicles and no type of anesthesia is used.
As I am sure you know, these are not the only farms raising meat this way. In fact, I bet most of the meat you buy in any store could come from a factory farm just like these.
For those of you who want to see the video you can. It does have an age restriction on it because of the graphic content.
Walmart’s Pork Supplier Exposed Video
I grew up eating fresh meat that local farmers raised and I can tell you that it did not taste or smell like the stuff you buy in a store today. We seldom eat meat in our house due to all of the garbage they not only feed or inject into the animals but we just don’t like the way they are raised. If we knew a local farmer that we could get meat from then maybe we would eat more although I am still not sure.
Are you going to continue to buy pork from Walmart after seeing this?
Do you think that all stores have their pork come from similar farms so it doesn’t matter?
If you could find a local farm where the animals were treated better would you be more inclined to buy from them?