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Oct 10 2022

California Kooks Come After Bacon Nationwide

The lunatic left authoritarianism that has come to define California does not stop at the state line. Militant flakes in the Land of Fruits and Nuts are coming after pork — nationwide:

California voters in 2018 approved a ballot initiative that established minimum confinement standards for farm animals sold as meat in the state. The law effectively requires that adult female pigs be housed in large group pens even though nearly all hog farmers keep them in individual pens, in part to prevent disease from spreading.

Moonbat activists don’t know much about pig farming. Yet they will tell pig farmers how to do their job. If it drives the farmers out of business, so much the better, because meat is hurtful to animals and offensive to the climate.

That’s the problem of those who haven’t figured out how to escape California, right? Wrong. Left Coast tyranny is the whole country’s problem.

About 99.9% of the nation’s pigs are born and raised outside California. The law is an attempt to regulate out-of-state farms, and it imposes costs on farmers that raise prices for consumers across the U.S. Slaughterhouses process hogs from different sources together, and there’s no practical way to separate pigs raised for consumers in California’s market.

Farms across the country are faced with an ultimatum: let leftist screwballs who hate you dictate how you run your business, or lose the nation’s most populous state as a market.

Fortunately, the last major institution not under leftist control may intervene.

Pork producers say California’s law violates the so-called dormant Commerce Clause, which is the constitutional doctrine that prohibits states from imposing excessive burdens on interstate commerce.

The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to California’s attack on pork tomorrow. The stakes are high:

If [California’s] regulations are allowed to stand, why couldn’t it also prohibit the sale of goods from companies that don’t comply with its CO2 emissions caps?

The mere size of its population could allow California to impose all manner of moonbattery on the rest of the country.

Meanwhile, other authoritarian kooks want to take away our bacon on an international basis in the form of the Plant Based Treaty:

The adoption of a Plant Based Treaty as a companion to the UNFCCC/Paris Agreement will put food systems at the heart of combating the climate crisis. The Treaty aims to halt the widespread degradation of critical ecosystems caused by animal agriculture, to promote a shift to more healthy, sustainable plant-based diets and to actively reverse damage done to planetary functions, ecosystem services and biodiversity.

Leftism is inherently totalitarian. It demands that everyone everywhere conform to it in everything. Consequently, no freedom — not even the freedom to eat a normal human diet — is safe so long as moonbattery festers anywhere.

On tips from Varla and Dragon’s Lair.


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