Why is the National Pork Producers Council worried that new laws may give chickens a few inches more space? Because it may be the thin end of the wedge for pigs. Their latest argument (from the National Journal):
“So our animals can’t turn around for the 2.5 years that they are in the stalls producing piglets,” said Dave Warner, a spokesman for NPPC. “I don’t know who asked the sow if she wanted to turn around…. The only real measure of their well-being we have is the number of piglets per birth, and that’s at an all-time high.”
More on what’s worrying the pig factories here.