do I have a picture of eggs in an article about Pork? It is very
simple. They are closely inter related. The egg on the left is an egg
from a grocery store. The egg on the right is an egg laid by a chicken
farm raised and free ranged. Pork is very similar. Pigs raised by
factory farms are very different from pigs raised on a farm, even
genetically. Typical factory farms keep pigs crammed together in pens.
There is no real exercise other than milling around on a concrete floor
which gets hosed off when the feces gets too deep. Mothers are
artificially inseminated in gestation crates with no room to even turn
around. Some have their legs held open in the farrowing crates so that
the piglets have 24/7 access to the milk. These pigs never see sunshine
and are housed in huge indoor barns with large industrial fans. To
combat illness (Think of poverty stricken nations suffering from over
crowding), these pigs are loaded with antibiotics.
I am not an overly religious man, nor am I an animal activist, but this makes me sick to my stomach. Not only do I wish to eat this type of meat, but I do not wish to support this kind of human behavior. God gave man dominion over all the animals, including the way we raise them. What disgusts me even more, is that even with the horrendous conditions, auspiciously enough, in an effort to make meat more affordable, our government subsidizes these factory farms.
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