🎧 MOVIES VS. CAPITALISM: Brazil (w/ Melanie Vesey)

WEEKEND READER: The Great Bacon Panic Of 2021

Sep 19, 2021 David Sirota
Claims of a coming “bacon apocalypse” miss what’s really going on in the nation’s factory farms.
WEEKEND READER: The Great Bacon Panic Of 2021
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

News outlets are predicting a coming “bacon apocalypse,” thanks to new regulations that require pork producers raising pigs or selling meat in California to treat the animals in a more humane way. While such warnings make for good headlines, as one of the articles in this week’s Weekend Reader explains, the hullabaloo misses the real issue: the terrible conditions and treatment of animals in the country’s factory farms.

Read all about it in this week’s Weekend Reader, exclusively for paying subscribers below.

Only paid subscribers can comment. Please subscribe or sign in to join the conversation.