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.

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