Walmart Tears Out Pigs’ Testicles and Tortures Them for Their Entire Lives So You Can Have Cheap Porkchops

Posted on February 6, 2012

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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) sent undercover investigators into two pig-breeding facilities in Oklahoma. What they found was the systematic abuse of animals that includes tearing off baby piglets’ testicles without any form of anesthesia who are then forced to live an entire life inside a cage barely big enough for their body.

After they’re slaughtered and packaged, the dead pig parts are then sent to Walmart, where shoppers can buy discounted porkchops. The companies include Seaboard, the nation’s third-largest pork producer, and a supplier to Walmart, and Prestage, the nation’s fifth-largest pork producer.

Unfortunately, these two companies are not doing anything illegal – and that’s the problem. In fact, the USDA might even be doing the same practices, according to Mother Jones. That means your tax dollars could be supporting this:

Videos like these are important so people know where their food comes from, how it’s made, and make a conscious choice as to whether or not they want to support these practices by buying products from companies who choose to operate this way. However, state lawmakers have been trying to create laws to make it illegal to photograph or record anything in their factories without their approval, as we discussed about Florida last month.

Maybe factory owner are worried that if people really knew how their meat was made, they wouldn’t mind spending a few more dollars for pork that didn’t come from a pig who was tortured for several years in the most excruciating ways mankind can create.

Maybe.

 

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