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Ask Trader Joe's to ditch gestation crates


Last updated 1/11/2018 at 9:54pm

It’s 2018, let’s keep the pressure on Trader Joe’s to ditch the gestation crates.

Over one quarter of a million people have now signed the petition on asking Trader Joe’s to stop selling pork products that come from gestation crates.

In order to create more awareness of the inhuman treatment of animals, all animals, but especially the very intelligent ones, I would like to ask you to consider contacting Trader Joe’s directly or going to and searching for Crate Free Illinois to sign the petition.

There are a few, special companies whose products we, as consumers, implicitly place our trust. For me, one of those companies is Trader Joe’s; a place I rely on for high quality, wholesome, healthy foods. And, for that, I am willing to pay a little more.

For that reason it is surprising to find that the majority of their pork, much of which is laced with antibiotics, is from hogs whose entire existence is confined to horribly inhumane gestation crates (tiny steel cages so small that these highly intelligent animals don’t even have room to turn around.)

Trader Joe's needs to join Costco, Safeway, Whole Foods, Walmart, Kroger’s and many others who have committed to ending the purchase of pork from suppliers who raise their animals in these horrid conditions.

A petition urging Trader Joe’s to do just that has already garnered a quarter of a million signatures. To date, Trader Joe’s has not responded.

Please be moved to speak up for these poor animals who have no voice. You are their voice! Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Fran Mahler


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