I just think this is adorable that James Cromwell was inspired to look out for pigs. This is wonderful. Read ahead and if you want to sign the petition go to change.org
My name is James Cromwell, but you probably recognize me as Farmer Hoggett from the movie Babe. It wasn’t until I spent a lot of time on set working with pigs that I realized how similar they are to our cat and dog companion animals – they’re loving, sensitive, and curious creatures.
When I heard that Walmart sells pork from suppliers that keep pigs in tiny, cramped gestation crates, I was horrified. Undercover investigations in Walmart supplier factories have revealed sickening abuse of these animals – from slamming baby piglets on the ground to beating pregnant sows.
Gestation crates are so appalling that companies like McDonalds, Burger King, Safeway and Costco have either stopped using them or have committed to phase them out soon. But Walmart continues to stand by their suppliers’ violent practices.
Many food companies and grocery stores have changed their policy on gestation crates because of public pressure, so I started a petition on Change.org asking Walmart to stop sourcing pig products from suppliers that use gestation crates. Click here to sign my petition.
Walmart likes to tout its low prices, but when it comes to the pork sold in its stores, animals are left to pay the highest price of all – a life of misery, torture, and deprivation. Gestation crates are so small that pigs, often pregnant with litters, can’t turn around, lie down, or move, and are driven insane.
Gestation crates are considered so cruel that they are already outlawed in nine U.S. states and the European Union. Animal welfare experts worldwide agree that these crates are inherently inhumane and should be phased out.
Nearly every major food provider in the country has stopped or committed to stop using gestation crates, including similar companies and brands like Kroger and Kmart – even Walmart Canada. Walmart continues to support this blatant animal abuse by selling pork from suppliers who confine pigs in tiny crates, but I believe we can put a stop to that.
Public outcry has effectively pushed almost every major food company or grocery chain in the U.S. to stop sourcing pork products from suppliers that keep pigs in gestation crates. A Change.org campaign even convinced Au Bon Pain to do so, and with your help, Walmart will soon follow suit.
Click here to sign my petition demanding Walmart phase out the use of gestation crates, and watch the video I narrated exposing the terrible realities of this barbaric practice.
Sign James’ Petition