Everywhere I look I see bacon. Bacon-wrapped this and bacon topped that. Chocolate covered bacon. T-shirts that proclaim a love of bacon. Bacon earrings (ok they weren’t really made of bacon). Bacon ice cream. You get my point.
At the grocery store or in restaurants I guess it’s not really that expensive but how would I know, I don’t buy it. But what is the REAL cost of bacon? How do you put a cost on someone’s miserable life? How do you put a cost on inconceivable and unnecessary cruelty?
Pigs are highly intelligent, social and curious animals. Smarter than your dog. They know their names at 2-3 weeks of age. They’ve even been taught to play simple video games. Yet despite all this they are treated among the worst of all factory-farmed animals. They are forced to spend their lives living in gestation cages that measure about 2 feet wide, too small to turn around and barely stand. Smarter than your dog, I repeat. What effect do you think that has on a highly intelligent and social animal? If someone treated a dog that way we would prosecute them, wouldn’t we? Yet as a society we turn our heads and pretend it isn’t happening, but it is.
The bacon you eat is energetically contaminated. It should actually be recalled.
You don’t have to be a vegetarian or a vegan to take a stand against animal cruelty. Please join me in signing this petition against Walmart, who sources all their pork from facilities that still use these gestation crates.
If you want more information on pig gestation crates, please click here.