The U.S. Supreme Court cut sows some slack last week, which caused a lot of squealing around Iowa where we forget that the customer comes first. The high court on a 5-4 vote last Thursday upheld Proposition 12, a 2018 California ballot initiative that drew 63% voter support, demanding that gestating sows be allowed room to turn around. Prop 12 also called for cage-free poultry production and more space for veal calves.
Thanks again for telling truth to power Mr. Cullen! Keep up the good writing.
Art tells us that not a single pork producer will be harmed. He celebrates the power of the administrative state over Iowa farmers and producers. Not only is this piece deceptive in its assertion “no pork producer will be harmed” it’s a slap in the face to thousands of workers employed in the industry it has a weird anti Iowa tilt. He dismisses the extra cost to consumers of pork, a valued protein source for poor people in Iowa and around the world. The wealthy eat as they please. Pork was a bargain. There’s a familiar smugness about the piece.