Graphic pig protest takes place at local Walmart

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Local animal rights activists joined by the non profit, Mercy for Animals, held a demonstration outside the Walmart located on Horatio Street in North Utica Monday morning to protest cruel crating for pigs.

Protesters used a 10-foot tall inflatable pig, bloody with sores, and locked down in a narrow crate to green shoppers outside Walmart, to bring attention to a practice they say is used buy Walmart's pork suppliers.

The protesters say the practice of confining a pregnant pig inside a narrow gestation crate, where she can't move, has been banned in nine U.S. states and in the entire European Union.

They used hidden-camera footage secretly recorded at Christensen farms, revealed pregnant pigs confined for most of their lives in fly-infested crates suffer from bloody open wounds, infections and other complications.

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