Lindsey Frost Cleary, left, and Nick Wallerstedt hold signs protesting the treatment of pigs by Walmart suppliers Tuesday outside of Walmart Supercenter along Signal Mountain Road in Chattanooga. Phil Letten, the national campaign coordinator for the animal rights organization Mercy for Animals, said that the group was calling for Walmart to follow competitors' leads and phase out farrowing crates used by their pork suppliers which confine pregnant or nursing pigs.
Photo by Doug Strickland .
published Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
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For the last four weeks, Phil Letten has been road-tripping through the U.S. in a gray Toyota Corolla, donning a suit and tie each day and inflating a 10-foot-tall caged pig at Walmarts in cities from California to New York.