Giant Pig & Protesters Show Up At Watertown Walmart


If you drove past Walmart on Route 3 in the town of Watertown Monday, you probably saw an unusual sight - a 10-foot tall inflatable pig. 

It was part of a protest over the pork Walmart sells.

Two women from the group Mercy For Animals have traveled to 143 Walmarts across the country touting their message.

They say Walmart's pork suppliers' caging of pregnant pigs in gestation crates is cruel.

"The animals are covered in lesions, open sores, open wounds from rubbing against the bars of their tiny little cages...They can't even turn around," said Jeni Haines of Mercy For Animals.

The store manager at the Watertown Walmart had no comment and referred us to corporate press relations. 

Danit Marquardt, a Walmart spokesperson, issued the following statement:

"This is a complicated issue. We're listening closely to points of view from farmers, food manufacturers, animal rights organizations, customers and others. We think constructive dialogue and a collaborative approach is the right path to the right solution.    We hold our suppliers to the highest standards and do not tolerate animal mistreatment."

Sunday, December 11, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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