Take Action

  • Choose Vegan! - Every time we sit down to eat, we can choose compassion over cruelty. Adopting a diet free of meat, dairy and eggs is perhaps the single most important and powerful action you can take to prevent needless cruelty to animals.

    Visit ChooseVeg.com for recipes. You'll also find tips for making the transition to a vegan diet and for eating vegan on a budget.

  • Tell Grocers to Reject Cruel Gestation Crates - Urge grocery giants Kroger, Costco, Safeway, and Hy-Vee — who all sell pork from the factory farm investigated by MFA — to immediately adopt policies prohibiting the sale of pork from facilities that confine breeding pigs in gestation crates — narrow metal cages barely larger than the animals' own bodies. These abusive crates — which have been banned in numerous states — prevent the sows from even turning around, lying down comfortably, walking, or engaging in basic natural behaviors.

    Please contact the companies below:

    • Kroger
      Call 1-800-576-4377
      Or click here to access Kroger's online comment form
    • Safeway
      Call 1-877-723-3929
      Or click here to access Safeway's online comment form
      Or email Steve Burd, Safeway Chairman and CEO – steve.burd@safeway.com
    • Costco
      Call 1-800-955-2292
      Or click here to access Costco's online comment form
      Or email James Sinegal, Costco CEO - jsinegal@costco.com
    • HyVee
      Call 1-515-267-2800
      Or click here to access HyVee's online comment form
      Or email Ric Jurgens, Hy-Vee Chairman and CEO - rjurgens@hy-vee.com

    Here is a sample email message:

    Dear Decision-Makers,

    I was shocked and horrified by the animal abuse recently documented on hidden camera by Mercy For Animals at one of your pork suppliers – Iowa Select Farms. Meat from these abused animals is currently being sold in your stores under the Swift brand pork.

    I am disgusted to see how pregnant pigs are kept locked in narrow, metal gestation crates barely larger than their own bodies. In such intensive and unrelenting confinement, these intelligent and social animals are unable to even turn around, lie down comfortably, walk, or engage in other basic behaviors. These restrictive crates are so cruel that a growing number of states have moved to ban them.

    It's time that your grocery chain becomes a leader on animal welfare issues by adopting strict policies and oversight to prevent this unnecessary animal abuse. Please make the compassionate and socially responsible choice to immediately enact a company-wide policy prohibiting the sale of pork from suppliers that confine pigs in cruel and inhumane gestation crates.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

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  • Make a Donation - Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help Mercy For Animals continue our vital work to expose and end cruelty to animals.

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