Around the sand. Ban the (word) “bullfight”! Part III

Beneath a photograph of dozens of pigs crammed so closely together that some didn’t even have room to stand — they were held aloft by being wedged between the bodies of others — I read the news that a move to have pigs chemically castrated (“it makes their balls shrivel up”) to prevent the release of hormones that give pork a taste that is disliked by consumers is causing concern about the drug’s possible effect on humans. Advocates of the drug, i.e. big agri-business, claim that it’s better than the pertaining method of physical castration without anaesthetic, meaning presumably that it’s less messy and time-consuming, i.e. labour-intensive.

Around the sand. Ban the (word) “bullfight”! Part III

Beneath a photograph of dozens of pigs crammed so closely together that some didn’t even have room to stand — they were held aloft by being wedged between the bodies of others — I read the news that a move to have pigs chemically castrated (“it makes their balls shrivel up”) to prevent the release of hormones that give pork a taste that is disliked by consumers is causing concern about the drug’s possible effect on humans. Advocates of the drug, i.e. big agri-business, claim that it’s better than the pertaining method of physical castration without anaesthetic, meaning presumably that it’s less messy and time-consuming, i.e. labour-intensive.