Maybe it is time for change in how pigs are raised in Iowa

  • Tracey Kuehl lives in Davenport.

I don’t believe California Prop 12, upheld by the US Supreme Court on May 11, specifically speaks to hogs raised in Iowa (if I am wrong, I welcome the correction). What is does state is that California consumers have collectively decided they do not want to purchase pork products from anywhere when those products are derived from pigs housed in inhumane conditions. This holds true as well for eggs and veal products.

It is curious but not unexpected that suddenly Big Ag and Big Pig leadership is decrying the move. Perhaps Big Ag and Big Pig have come to the uncomfortable realization about the manner in which 54 million pigs in Iowa are raised each year, and its flaws.

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