I’m not an expert on raising pigs.
And I’m guessing you’re not, either.
No one would expect you or I to make decisions about the best way to care for pigs. That would be ridiculous.
There ARE experts on taking care of pigs…there are professors and scientists and vets who have done research to determine the best ways to raise pigs.
There are also farmers, like Heather Hill, who spend seven days a week taking care of pigs. And my uncle, whose farm I visited a couple of years ago, when I took these pictures. And countless neighbors who raise hogs here in central Iowa. They are experts, too.
But I’m pretty sure that McDonalds is not an expert on raising pigs. McDonald’s might be an expert at serving up fast, cheap, fattening food, but that’s about it. You wouldn’t expect them to tell you how to do your taxes, the best way to get out a grass stain, or what the proper tylenol dosage is for your child. So why is McDonald’s telling farmers – experts on animal care – how to raise their hogs?
I won’t try to tell you that gestation stalls are good or bad.
I’m not qualified to make that decision. Neither is McDonalds.
That’s my point.
Decisions like this are best left to the EXPERTS.