Animal rights activists protest alleged animal cruelty at Columb - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Animal rights activists protest alleged animal cruelty at Columbus Wal-Mart

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Local animal rights activists, along with the national nonprofit Mercy for Animals, held a protest outside Wal-Mart on Airport Thurway in Columbus on Thursday.

The demonstration featured a giant inflatable pig to call attention to Wal-Mart's pork supplier's alleged practice of confining pregnant pigs to small gestation crates for most of their lives.

The group says Wal-Mart has refused to follow the lead of retailers like Costco, Kroger, and Safeway, all of whom have agreed that gestation crates are inherently cruel.

In an email statement, Wal-Mart told News Leader 9 that this is a complicated issue and that they do not tolerate animal mistreatment.

Copyright 2013 WTVM. All rights reserved.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Lee County Coroner confirms 1 homicide and 3 traffic fatalities

    Lee County Coroner confirms 1 homicide and 3 traffic fatalities

    Sunday, February 18 2018 2:56 PM EST2018-02-18 19:56:36 GMT
    (Source: Lee County Coroner)(Source: Lee County Coroner)
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - At approximately 12:30 p.m. Saturday, a two-vehicle collision claimed the lives of two Dadeville residents.  The accident happened at the intersection of US Hwy 280 West and County Road 89 South just inside Tallapoosa County.  36-year-old Arlo Burton and 5-year-old Armani Burton died from their injuries at East Alabama Medical Center.  There were five members of the family in the vehicle when the driver, Arlo Burton traveling south on US Hwy 280...More >>
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - At approximately 12:30 p.m. Saturday, a two-vehicle collision claimed the lives of two Dadeville residents.  The accident happened at the intersection of US Hwy 280 West and County Road 89 South just inside Tallapoosa County.  36-year-old Arlo Burton and 5-year-old Armani Burton died from their injuries at East Alabama Medical Center.  There were five members of the family in the vehicle when the driver, Arlo Burton traveling south on US Hwy 280...More >>
  • Columbus man lands role in 'Black Panther' movie

    Columbus man lands role in 'Black Panther' movie

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:56 PM EST2018-02-18 17:56:11 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Many people are out adding to the record numbers for the "Black Panther" movie, and an actor in that film is from the Chattahoochee Valley. 

    More >>

    Many people are out adding to the record numbers for the "Black Panther" movie, and an actor in that film is from the Chattahoochee Valley. 

    More >>
  • Locust Grove police officer laid to rest

    Locust Grove police officer laid to rest

    Sunday, February 18 2018 1:44 PM EST2018-02-18 18:44:11 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A police officer killed in the line of duty was laid to rest Saturday. 

    More >>

    A police officer killed in the line of duty was laid to rest Saturday. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly