How are animals treated in Walmart's supply chain?

Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. expect that our suppliers will not tolerate animal abuse of any kind. We believe that farm animals in our supply chain should be treated humanely throughout their lives and that the welfare of farm animals should be considered in selection of all production systems, practices and technologies. Additionally, we support the globally-recognized “Five Freedoms” of animal welfare as an aspiration for animal welfare in our supply chain and will work with our supply chain partners to implement practices consistent with the Five Freedoms of animal welfare.

Animal science plays a central role in guiding these practices but does not always provide clear direction. Increasingly, animal welfare decisions are being considered through a combination of science and ethics. Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. are committed to continuous improvement in the welfare of farm animals in our supply chain, and our aim is always to provide safe, affordable and sustainable food choices for our customers, and to support the humane treatment of animals.