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Animal Rights Protestors Gather Outside Reno Walmart

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Members of an animal rights organization used a giant inflatable pig to call attention to what they call inhumane treatment of livestock by Walmart.

They gathered outside the store on east Second Street in Reno holding signs alleging animal torture. They say Walmart uses inhumane cages to store the pigs at their factory farms.

We spoke with a Walmart representative over the phone today to get their side of the story.

Spokeswoman Danit Marquardt told us, "We hold our suppliers to the highest standards and do not tolerate animal mistreatment. We are currently engaged with pork suppliers, food safety experts and other organizations to work towards an industry-wide model that is not only respectful of farmers and animals, but also meets our customers' expectations for quality and animal safety."

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