TULSA, Okla. - A dozen or so protestors greeted shoppers outside the Walmart Market near 41st and Peoria during the lunch hour Monday.
The protest, organized by national animal rights organization Mercy For Animals, included a 10-foot-tall inflatable pig covered in blood and sores and locked in a crate.
Protestors say they are against the practice of confining pregnant pigs in tiny crates on factory farms where they are unable to lie down comfortably, turn around, or engage in basic natural behaviors.
Walmart, the protestors say, isn't torturing pigs but one of its main suppliers is. Protestors believe Walmart has the power to require its pork suppliers to phase out gestation crates.
KRMG reached out to Walmart's media relations department for comment but has received no response.