I’ve been touring across the country with a 10 ft. tall inflatable pig protesting Walmart. Maybe you’ve seen me on the news? AMA
I’m Phil Letten of Mercy For Animals. We conduct undercover investigations into factory farms and last year we went into a Walmart pork supplier where breeding pigs were intensively confined in gestation crates, which are 2 x 7 ft. metal enclosures so small the pigs can’t even turn around for months at a time (this is a gestation crate). There were other abuses found, too; watch the investigation here.
Last year, 40+ major food companies committed to phasing out the crates, nine states have banned them, but Walmart hasn’t budged. So, I’m on tour to raise awareness. So far we’ve been in 92 cities and at almost every stop the media comes out; here’s some news clips: 1, 2, 3, 4.
We’ve been into a lot of small towns so I have a lot of good stories from the road, AMA!
Proof: pic of me (and watch news clips above)
PS – if you’re interested, one of our former investigators did this IAmA a few months ago.