Hog Farming, Swinish Behavior and Choices

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Hog Farming, Swinish Behavior and Choices
In his book Eating Animals, Jonathan
Safran
Foer
compared and contrasted ways to raise hogs for the purpose of producing pork. He discusses two particular forms of farms: one operated by Smithfield, the nation’s largest pork processor, and that of longtime Iowan farmer Paul Willis. He also discussed a small family-owned slaughterhouse called Paradise Locker Meat.
The factory-like methods of Smithfield could not be more striking in their contrasts when compared to the work of Willis and Paradise Locker Meat. The contrasts make it clear that if Americans choose to eat pork, they should jettison their concerns about obtaining it at the lowest price and spend more for a product that does not inflict...
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.....d of pork from
Niman
Ranch, which subsidizes more expensive ways of growing hogs. For many low-income families, an operation like Smithfield may be the only way they can afford to put low-fat meat on their tables.
Nevertheless, these same low-income families are more likely to be situated next to a Smithfield operation. The parents and children are more likely to contract chronic illnesses such as asthma. In the long run, it is far, far cheaper for them to pay more for meat that is processed humanely and puts far less stress on the hogs and the environment.
Works Cited
Foer
, Jonathan
Safran
. Eating Animals. 2009. New York: Little, Brown.
Niman
Ranch Website. Nimanranch.com. Accessed 4 May 2010.
<http://www.nimanranch.com/index.aspx>