Dave Warner, a spokesman for the NPPC (National Pork Producers Council) said,
“So our animals can’t turn around for the 2.5 years that they are in the stalls producing piglets. I don’t know who asked the sow if she wanted to turn around…. The only real measure of their well-being we have is the number of piglets per birth, and that’s at an all-time high.”
Reference: “Why an Egg Amendment in the Farm Bill Has Pig Lobbyists Flapping” (7/25/12)
This is the official position of the pork industry. It’s all about production, production, production.
Think about this statement before you purchase ham, bacon, sausage, tenderloin, chops, or the ribs from innocent pigs.
DUH…No one needs to ask a sow if she wants to turn around.
DUH…No one needs to ask a sow if she wants to be treated like a machine.
DUH…No one needs to ask a sow if she wants to be hurt.
and tell the pork industry in no uncertain terms that they won’t be getting 1 more cent of your money.
and resolve to stop funding the senseless exploitation of all animals.
Animals deserve much, much better.