The friendly people of Florence were especially inquisitive about the campaign when we inflated our ten-foot-tall pig in front of their local Walmart. The buzz we stirred generated attention from the Florence ABC and CBS affiliates, as well the Morning News daily paper and a local radio station. These media outlets, which have the power to expose thousands of people to the traumatic realities faced by animals raised on factory farms, provided excellent coverage of the event. During the demonstration, many people stopped to take photos and talk to us at length about Walmart's horrific abuse of pigs. The tour marches onward boasting yet another great success.
June 15, 2013
Walmart's friendly facade was chipped away by our protest in Macon, Georgia. Our stop there brought fantastic success to the Walmart Cruelty Tour. The local NBC, FOX, and ABC affiliates covered the event, magnifying our presence in the city and educating thousands more Maconites on the wickedness of Walmart pork production. The community was tremendously supportive of the campaign and every individual we engaged with was shocked to learn about Walmart's blatant cruelty to pigs. We are looking forward to traveling north to continue spreading this message of compassion to countless more Americans.
June 14, 2013
The sun shone bright and a light breeze blew as we stood outside Walmart in Albany, Georgia. Many people honked and waved at us as they drove by the display, and several stopped their cars to find out more information about Walmart's shocking cruelty to pigs. One store employee approached us to inquire about the protest, and he was absolutely appalled upon learning of the horrors of gestation crates. He actually came and talked to us a total of three times during the demonstration. Upon leaving to return to his shift, he expressed to me that he wanted to find a new job. When eyes are opened, hearts will follow.
June 12, 2013
Today's tour stop was Tallahassee, Florida, where citizens raised their voices in support of kinder policies for pigs. Local onlookers and passersby displayed the same compassion for animals that we've seen all over the country on our journey so far. The Tallahassee CBS affiliate ran an excellent story, undoubtedly inspiring thousands of television viewers to reexamine their eating habits. Florida has greatly contributed to the success of this campaign, and we're looking forward to bringing our message of compassion for pigs to more states. Onward and upward to Georgia!
June 12, 2013
People driving by the Walmart store in Tampa's city center couldn't miss the thirty activists who came out to speak up for pigs. Four television stations, including FOX and NBC, turned out to broadcast our event. With each story aired, tens of thousands more people are enlightened to the plight of pigs raised and killed for Walmart pork. Exposure to cruel pig farm footage prompts many people to further educate themselves about the horrors rampant in the meat, egg, and dairy industries. Oftentimes this leads them not only to ditch pork, but to adopt a fully plant-based lifestyle.
June 10, 2013
Today Fort Myers, Florida, opened its eyes to the horrors of Walmart pork production. Aided by our giant inflatable pig in a gestation crate, we drew the attention of the local FOX and NBC affiliates, as well as southwest Florida's major newspaper, the News-Press. Countless Floridians have now joined consumers nationwide in putting Walmart executives on notice: cruelty to animals will simply not be tolerated.
June 9, 2013
We left Alabama and headed to Panama City where many volunteers came out to stand in solidarity against Walmart's cruel pork suppliers. Our presence drew great attention from passersby, who offered their heartfelt support for our campaign. NBC arrived on the scene to cover the story and publicize our demonstration to viewers all across the region. With Panama City residents by our side, we boldly declared to Walmart executives that animal abuse will not stand.
June 7, 2013
Today we pressed southward to Dothan, Alabama. Steadfastly confronting cruelty outside of the local Walmart store, we captured the interest of Dothan's ABC and CBS affiliates, along with the city's newspaper, the Dothan Eagle. One of the television reporters repeatedly expressed her disbelief of Walmart's horrific practices.
Whether people are seasoned activists or just learning the truth about pork production, in their hearts they care about animals. As people driving by, including police officers and firefighters, waved and honked in support, this was overwhelmingly evident in Dothan, as it has been in all of the communities we've visited.
June 6, 2013
Our protest in Huntsville yielded a tremendous turnout from local activists, lining the sidewalk leading up to the local Walmart. Together we raised our voices loud and clear on behalf of abused pigs. Countless drivers passing by offered up shouts of encouragement and honks of support for our presence in their town. The activists who joined today's protest demonstrated boundless compassion and dedication to a kinder world. We were truly honored to stand alongside them.
June 5, 2013
The Walmart Cruelty Tour hit Jackson, Tennessee, today with astounding success. Several local volunteers showed up to join our protest, and various media outlets came out to cover the event, including Jackson's major newspaper, the Jackson Sun Times, the local ABC television station, and one radio station.
Many citizens of Jackson shouted out from their cars in support of our campaign and vocally expressed their disdain for Walmart's horrific pork production practices. The more cities we visit, the clearer it becomes that public opposition to animal abuse is virtually across-the-board. Walmart's cruel confinement of pigs is simply not in line with American values. A compassionate corporate policy change is long overdue, and until Walmart executives fulfill their ethical responsibility, they won't see the end of us.