Sign our petition and help us move Walmart to be a vocal leader in raising pigs right. As one of the largest pig producers, Walmart can help create a better future for millions of factory farmed pigs.
Petition to Walmart Canada
A cry for help from mother pigs
Pigs are intelligent, curious and empathetic animals. Given the choice, they would spend their days socializing with friends, rooting around for food and resting on comfortable bedding.
Sadly, pigs living on factory farms are not permitted to show off their intelligence or follow their instinctive curiosity. In factory farms across the world, pigs are confined to barren, small steel cages.
Mother pigs have it especially bad: inseminated in a cage no bigger than an average household refrigerator; with barely enough room to move, they are unable to even turn around.
Fortunately, thanks to people like you, things are set to change for mother pigs in Canada!
Canada can be a leader in pig welfare if we take a stand
In 2013, the voices of Canadian consumers moved the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) to commit to improve the welfare of pregnant pigs by raising them in group and pen housing by the end of 2022.
Since the RCC includes major grocery brands like Walmart Canada, this commitment will improve the lives of millions of factory farmed pigs.
As the 2022 deadline approaches, RCC members must have started on the path of making improvements for pigs in their supply chains. But we haven’t heard much in the way of progress reports. In fact, Walmart Canada makes no mention of this commitment at all on their website. In order for the public to trust this commitment to pigs is genuine, it is important that retailers publicly state it and report on their progress towards getting pigs out of crates.
And so, we’re asking Walmart Canada to publicly and proudly reaffirm their promise to mother pigs.
If we can convince a global leading brand like Walmart to publicly celebrate their commitment to pigs, it will pave the way for others to follow.
92% of Canadians believe it's important that pigs are reared in conditions with high welfare standards. Are you one of them?
Ask Walmart Canada to take a stand for pigs
Canadians expect their supermarkets to make sure farm animals are raised right. And supermarkets have a responsibility to inform their customers about how the animals in their supply chain are treated.
Sign our petition and help us convince Walmart to be a vocal and proud leader in raising pigs right.