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South Dakota Pork President Says Activists Don’t Understand Agriculture

South Dakota Pork President Says Activists Don’t Understand Agriculture

Mercy for Animals is carrying their message this week in South Dakota and Iowa in front of Walmart stores in an effort to get them to stop accepting pork that comes from sows housed in gestation crates.  South Dakota Pork Producers Council President Andrew Arhart says the problem with groups like Mercy for Animals and most activist groups is they don’t understand the pork industry, proper housing or best management practices.

Arhart says Walmart has not only been a good customer of the pork industry but has also stood out against other corporations who have given in to activist group’s rantings.

Corporations that have given in to activist demands include: Kroger, Safeway, Costco and McDonalds.

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