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Undercover Video Shows Alleged Mistreatment Of Minn. Pigs

A California-based animal rights group is calling on Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, to stop buying pork from a Minnesota producer. Mercy For Animals went undercover at a hog farm in Pipestone and recorded gruesome images they say proves their point.

10/29/2013

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Animal Rights Group Puts Pig Welfare Under A Microscope

An animal protection organization is calling for changes in the way pregnant pigs are handled. Sleepy Eye’s Christensen Farms is one of the largest pork producers in the country, and it’s one of Wal-Mart’s biggest pork suppliers.

07/18/2012

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Costco Turns Against Tight Sow Pens

Costco Wholesale Corp. on Tuesday joined a growing list of retailers and restaurants in asking suppliers to phase out the use of small pens for pregnant sows, as an animal welfare group prepared to release an undercover video showing conditions at one of its suppliers.

07/17/2012

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