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Adele says ...
Bless you John H and Wendy........may your double-wide trailers never burn down...and your health issues through poor nutrition never be a burden to the tax payer!
03/29/2012 4:58:02 PM CDT
Megan says ...
@Randy — sorry you feel that way. We absolutely do require all of our pork suppliers to be audited every 15 months to the Global Animal Partnership 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rating Program. Third party inspectors verify that no crates or stalls (gestation or farrowing) are used to manage or raise pigs as well as verify over 110 other animal welfare standards. And those pictures are from our team member's visits to farms.
03/30/2012 11:41:24 AM CDT
Caitlyn says ...
In reply to Kathy's question: "What difference does it make since they will be slaughtered anyway?" Because the animals, who feel pain and suffering just as much as the dogs and cats we treat as pets, are being tortured basically their whole lives. Taken from their mothers soon after birth, raised in cramped and crowded conditions, sometimes never seeing the light of day, or stepping onto grass, in their entire lives, transported to slaughter in cramped conditions, and sometimes, if they collapse in the slaughterhouse, being pushed by a bulldozer to the slaughter line. And this is describing it nicely.
03/30/2012 4:56:07 PM CDT
Andrea says ...
Thank you , Whole Foods. I became a vegetarian 2 years ago and it was the best decision I ever made. I don't understand why animals are treated this horrible way and way changes don't occur faster. I'm glad you are doing this, but I can't believe these conditions were ever allowed.
04/02/2012 5:04:24 PM CDT
Andrea says ...
Thank you Caitlyn for your reponse. It is odd to treat pets like family and then treat other animals cruelly. I can't imagine enduring those conditions for even a few hours.
04/02/2012 5:13:49 PM CDT
Connie says ...
Everyone cannot be vegitarian or vegan. I tried in the 80's and came close to dieing becuase I did not realize I had such a horrid overgrowth of yeast in my colan and sinuses.I had to go back to meat- rotate my diet daily so as not to aquire food allergis, get rid of any yeast containing foods (leavened bread0, get rid of most fruits (they propogate yeast) and have a prescription of nystain as well as a gazillion supplements daily- for at least a 6 month period of time. I will always be subsetable to this and I and going vegaterinn for what? I respect my vegan daughter and other vegans and vegatarins but please don't shove it on people- eveyone can not do it and live a healthy life.
04/03/2012 5:28:47 PM CDT
Gina says ...
Very encouraging article. I think I be shopping at Whole Food more, and not shop other stores that are not leaving gestation crates a part of the past, even though I do not eat pork.
12/22/2012 7:46:40 AM CST
Karen Taylor says ...
I was told that Whole Foods need a few pig producers to raise pork for them .. If you still need some pig producers can you please tell me how and were to fill out a application ? I've been raising pigs for over 30 years I have never used a farrowing crates please let me know if you still need producers . Thank you Karen Taylor
05/10/2014 9:05:54 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@KAREN - You can find info on how to become a vendor at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company-info/information-potential-vendors. Best of luck!
05/12/2014 1:07:48 PM CDT
SUE SCHERN says ...
WE ARE ONLY REALLY DESTROYING OURSELVES BY THIS DISRESPECT FOR ALL LIFE... 2017 IS REALLY TO FAR OFF... I HAVE BEEN PART OF A HUMANE FARMING MOVEMENT FOR ALMOST 26 YEARS.. AND SO LITTLE HAS COME OF IT.. THANK YOU WHOLE FOODS FOR BEING A PART OF THE SOLUTION.. SUE SCHERN
08/15/2014 5:16:37 PM CDT
Carrie Addleman says ...
Thank you for the commitment in taking care of farm animals the right way.
11/21/2014 12:10:54 PM CST

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