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(KNBC 4 Los Angeles)   Judge trying to save California's bacon, literally   (nbclosangeles.com) divider line
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483 clicks; posted to Food » on 26 Jan 2022 at 11:33 AM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-26 11:54:49 AM  
He's trying to save the microwave garbage they stick on floppy fast food sadness.
 
2022-01-26 12:03:09 PM  
It's hard to follow the rules if the government hasn't made the rules yet.
 
2022-01-26 1:26:23 PM  
Farking ahole farmers, oh we can't possibly be humane to our animals, it would cost 15% more to not torture them. Fark you, while I guess I agree that you shouldn't have to comply with a law when the state hasn't finished writing the rules, the main reason they haven't yet is that you aholes tried for years to overturn a good law that dictated you should be doing the bare minimum to not be savages.
 
2022-01-26 2:06:56 PM  
My great uncle raised pigs for years without this horrifying confinement.

He did keep his pigs separate from each other, but in pens with indoor outdoor access that looked a bit like a dog kennel.  He even installed pressure activated showers so the pigs could cool off in the summer without getting muddy.  He'd brag about how clean his pigs were, and how he didn't have to waste as much money on vet fees and drugs because the pigs preferred to be clean instead of dirty, given a choice.

He had a few breeding sows, and I remember watching them with their piglets in the sow pens, which were bigger than the others.  Also more secure, with a reinforced chain link fence and a barrier fence around the chain link (kinda like a zoo) because the sows were protective of their babies and it was dangerous for people to be in the pen.

He stopped keeping pigs 30 years ago or so, because he couldn't compete with the corporate farms.

He's died since, but it's too bad he didn't get a chance to try again, since his setup would have been perfect for the new rules.
 
2022-01-26 2:12:20 PM  

wingedkat: My great uncle raised pigs for years without this horrifying confinement.

He did keep his pigs separate from each other, but in pens with indoor outdoor access that looked a bit like a dog kennel.  He even installed pressure activated showers so the pigs could cool off in the summer without getting muddy.  He'd brag about how clean his pigs were, and how he didn't have to waste as much money on vet fees and drugs because the pigs preferred to be clean instead of dirty, given a choice.

He had a few breeding sows, and I remember watching them with their piglets in the sow pens, which were bigger than the others.  Also more secure, with a reinforced chain link fence and a barrier fence around the chain link (kinda like a zoo) because the sows were protective of their babies and it was dangerous for people to be in the pen.

He stopped keeping pigs 30 years ago or so, because he couldn't compete with the corporate farms.

He's died since, but it's too bad he didn't get a chance to try again, since his setup would have been perfect for the new rules.


I'm not saying my uncle's pigs had a good, long life or anything.  They were farm animals bred for meat.  But they weren't tortured the way these sows are.

I think I'd been remember how those pigs were kept and just not thinking about what the corporate farms must be doing to make an operation like my uncle's financially unviable.  Guess I didn't want to know.

It's enough to put me off bacon.
 
2022-01-26 2:53:12 PM  
I am fine with this ruling. Seriously i am fine with the law but it never should have been set up to go into effect until the rules were in place as well as an effective tool to ensure the rules are being followed.
 
2022-01-26 3:17:09 PM  

wingedkat: My great uncle raised pigs for years


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2022-01-26 3:22:43 PM  
Why save it?  The voters passed this law.  Like almost any law, it will have some negative effects.  Let's use California to see if the good outweighs the bad.  That's the whole point of "laboratories of democracy".

If some Californian really doesn't like $16.00/lb. bacon or whatever, they can move to a different state (presuming their fatass can get off the couch).
 
2022-01-26 5:13:09 PM  

FLMountainMan: Why save it?  The voters passed this law.  Like almost any law, it will have some negative effects.  Let's use California to see if the good outweighs the bad.  That's the whole point of "laboratories of democracy".

If some Californian really doesn't like $16.00/lb. bacon or whatever, they can move to a different state (presuming their fatass can get off the couch).


I thought the new rules were going to flood the rest of the western states with cheap bacon.  Did not happen.

Q: Why have bacon prices doubled, but pork prices haven't?
 
2022-01-26 10:11:01 PM  
Forget the bacon - SAVE THE CARNITAS!

Really, I'm not surprised the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce is among the plaintiffs.

Oh and also, save the tacos al pastor.
 
2022-01-27 7:41:32 AM  
I don't eat enough bacon in one sitting for it to have a "too much" price point.

Pork tenderloin on the other hand.
 
2022-01-27 7:52:26 AM  

natazha: FLMountainMan: Why save it?  The voters passed this law.  Like almost any law, it will have some negative effects.  Let's use California to see if the good outweighs the bad.  That's the whole point of "laboratories of democracy".

If some Californian really doesn't like $16.00/lb. bacon or whatever, they can move to a different state (presuming their fatass can get off the couch).

I thought the new rules were going to flood the rest of the western states with cheap bacon.  Did not happen.

Q: Why have bacon prices doubled, but pork prices haven't?


It depends on the cut.  Pork shoulder used to be one of those cuts that would regularly go on sale for less than $1/lb.  it's rarely under $2/lb these days, at least at the stores I go to.

But I suspect much of this is supply and demand.  Animals get cut up and resold in parts to maximize profits.  If there's demand for bacon, the price goes up even though other parts might not.
 
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2022-01-27 11:39:28 AM  

natazha: FLMountainMan: Why save it?  The voters passed this law.  Like almost any law, it will have some negative effects.  Let's use California to see if the good outweighs the bad.  That's the whole point of "laboratories of democracy".

If some Californian really doesn't like $16.00/lb. bacon or whatever, they can move to a different state (presuming their fatass can get off the couch).

I thought the new rules were going to flood the rest of the western states with cheap bacon.  Did not happen.

Q: Why have bacon prices doubled, but pork prices haven't?


The meat processors, like all the food processors, have for years been lowballing what they pay farmers while increasing what they charge grocery stores. Farmers haven't seen any of those increases. And it's by design. Drive farmers out of business, swoop in and take their land with a shell company fronted by a church buddy or a cousin or something and you have that much more control over things.
 
2022-01-27 5:41:51 PM  
15%? I'm cool with that. Add another bunch to raise a good breed.
 
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