A national animal rights group is making its way across South Carolina and will stop in Greenville on Friday to protest the alleged abuse of pigs by Walmart.
Mercy for Animals claims that Walmart's pork suppliers abuse animals and is calling on the retail chain to phase out cruel crates.
The organization is calling on Walmart to require its suppliers to phase out the practice of confining pigs in narrow crates, which Mercy says Kroger, Safeway, Costco, and McDonald's have recently done.
Mercy's activists have staged protests outside of Walmarts across the country using a fake, 10-foot-tall pig that is bloodied and locked in a crate to draw attention.
Friday's protest is planned for the Walmart at 6134 White Horse Rd. from 11 a.m. until noon.
On Thursday, the organization had planned a similar protest in Columbia at the Bush River Road Walmart, according to WIS-TV.
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