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- First African-American faculty member speaks at UAB
- UAB Relay for Life All-Night Event on the Green Starts Friday
- The Nile Project to be in residence at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center in 2015
- Libertarian Gary Johnson joins Tuesday panel for Earth Month
- Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Bread
- Women’s Softball vs Tulsa a rain victim
- UAB, UAH student groups to host sustainability debate
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- UAB Celebrates Earth Month
- Cellular Stress May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
- Blazers Defeat Gamecocks
- Study War No More
- 2014-2015 UAB USGA General Election Results
- Celebrate Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Activist guard their loins
Last Tuesday, local activists protested outside of the Irondale Walmart with a huge inflatable pig. This informed shoppers about Walmart pork suppliers’ practices of cruelly confining pigs in gestation crates.
For an hour, shoppers were shown how pregnant pigs lived on factory farms. The inflatable pig was coated with bruises and sores and locked in a narrow crate. Pigs are unable to lay around or engage in natural behaviors within these crates.
Mercy for Animals, a national animal rights organization, was in charge of the event.
Walmart is in the media spotlight for cruelty to animals following an undercover investigation at one of their retailer’s main port suppliers.
Walmart has the power to require its pork suppliers to phase out gestation crates, as Kroger, Safeway, Costco, and McDonald’s have done already, and the practice is banned in nine U.S. states and the European Union.