Subject: Ethical pork

Talking Pigs

There are infinite sensory differences between a high-welfare pig farm and a factory pig farm. At a factory farm, smell is the most shocking. The pungent smell of biodegrading faeces is hard to appreciate until it actually invades your nostrils. The sight of a factory farm is a more obvious sensory experience, with the light-deprived… continue reading

The recent spotlight on pigs as potential harvest for organs has got me thinking about the ways in which our curly tailed friends are similar to us. So here are 5 ways that pigs can be compared to humans and, hopefully, altogether reason not to subject them to the kind of maltreatment experienced in factory… continue reading

I’ve just walked back in from tending our pastured pigs.  The complete process, including rotating them to new pasture, takes about 30 minutes.  During that time I’ve watched purple martins dip and roll through the sky.  Listened to red winged blackbirds and western meadowlarks sing, and  heard woodpeckers tap, tap, tapping their way through the… continue reading

We are currently facing an antibiotic crisis. Through the abuse and misuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture and human medicine, scientists are now discovering that both animals and people are becoming resistant to these vital, life-saving drugs. We could be entering the age of the Superbug. ‘Antimicrobial resistance is a ticking time-bomb not only for… continue reading