A life of pain

Given the choice, pigs would spend hours roaming around and foraging for food. In the wild, they’d rest on comfortable bedding made of grass and leaves.

But on factory farms, it’s a different story. Will you tell supermarkets to help raise pigs right?

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Mother pigs are cramped so tightly in cages, they can’t turn around. Their muscles wither and they become weak
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Piglets teeth are ground or clipped, their tails are cut, and males are castrated. All in the first weeks of their lives, often without pain relief
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Pigs raised for meat are kept in barren pens with uncomfortable flooring. They suffer from skin lesions and disease

Ask Kroger to protect pigs

As a food industry leader on animal welfare, Kroger has an obligation to get their suppliers to raise pigs right. Urge Kroger to make a public commitment to ending gestation crates and barren environments.

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Mother pigs are stuck in a sea of cages, in vast warehouses. Steel bars separate them from other pigs. To maximize profit, they’re forced to give birth to large litters of piglets, until their bodies are exhausted.

They develop skin lesions, painful lameness, digestive problems and lung disease. Factory-farmed pigs have no joy in their lives. Only pain and suffering.

There is a better way

Together we have the power to end this suffering, by getting pigs out of cages and into groups. Pigs should have materials like straw to chew and play with. Piglets should not be cruelly mutilated in the first weeks of their lives.

In contrast to factory farming, good animal welfare reduces stress, injury and disease, decreasing the need to use antibiotics too often.

Ultimately, higher welfare pigs provide better pork for you and your family.

Your voice is vital

Kroger operates 2,782 grocery stores in 35 states under these banners: 84.51°, Baker’s, City Market, Copps, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Gerbes, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, Kroger, Mariano’s, Metro Market, Owen’s, Pay Less Supermarkets, Pick n Save, QFC, Ralph’s, Roundy’s, Ruler Foods and Smith’s.  Kroger is the largest grocery chain in the U.S. in terms of revenue. Changing their practices will help millions of pigs live better lives.

Encourage Kroger to take responsibility to ensure that their suppliers end the cruel confinement and barren environments of pigs in farming. Sign our petition now.

Read our global report "A Pig's Tale" here.