Category Archives: Bacon and pigs

Jeanine’s Memes

Jeanine’s Sunday memes from The Bull Elephant

Desperately Need Facebook Help

I have spent hours trying to make Bacon’s Rebellion eligible for running Facebook “Issue, Electoral or Political Ads.” Without obtaining the necessary permissions, I cannot promote the blog. Basically, I have to prove I am not a Russian bot. I have completed most of the steps in the process, but I have gotten hung up on the task of “designating a page owner.”

I find Facebook “help” to be totally thoroughly unhelpful, and there is no chat or telephone support that I can find. If it weren’t a monopoly, Facebook’s user unfriendliness would be a big problem.

Is anyone out there conversant in how this process works? Please contact me at jabacon[at]baconsrebellion.com.

— JAB

A Devil’s Alternative

Free the pigs

Under the Farm Animal Confinement Proposition, enacted four years ago California will begin enforcing provisions in 2022 that require farmers to raise pigs in spaces at least 24 square feet, up from 20 square feet in 2020. The good news is that pigs — one of the most intelligent and emotionally sensitive species on the planet — will enjoy better living conditions. The measure isn’t as good as letting pigs roam free, as is their right, but it’s a start.

The bad news is that it could mean less bacon!

California accounts for 15% of the national pork market, which effectively means it can dictate pig-raising standards across the country. The California rules would make it significantly more expensive to raise pigs. Which means fewer pigs. Which means less bacon.

I am totally conflicted! Pig welfare…. bacon. Pig welfare… bacon. I just don’t know which way to turn.

— JAB

Bacon Meme of the Week: Bacon-Wrapped Bacon with Bacon

Route 10: Highway of Death

Photo credit: Virginia Mercury

PETA wants the Virginia Department of Transportation to do something to stem the high rate of crashes involving hog trucks on State Route 10 in southeastern Virginia. The animal rights group has documented nine rollover crashes, each involving between 160 and 180 pigs. Some pigs die on impact, others are ejected from the trailer.

“It’s terrifying for the animals,” said Daniel Paden, PETA vice president, as quoted by The Virginia Mercury. “The fear and the stress of it is tremendous. Many of the animals injured are obviously bloody and lacerated. I’ve seen many animals with broken limbs, and I’ve seen quite a few animals who have what’s called ‘rectal prolapse,’ which is where their intestines actually come out of their body from the impact and stress. It’s a terrible situation obviously for the driver and other motorists, and the police, but there’s no question that it’s most awful for the animals.” Continue reading

Bacon Meme of the Week

Bacon Meme of the Week

Bacon Meme of the Week

Photo credit: Washington Post

The Washington Post has redeemed itself (if only ever-so-briefly). Writer Aaron Hutcherson describes the best way to cook crispy bacon. He truly gets what bacon is all about: “For me, the epitome of this cured pork product is audible crispiness. You might be a fan of some chew or tenderness, which is fine by me because that’s your business, but I want there to be a snap and a crunch each time a strip passes my lips.”

— JAB

Bacon Meme of the Week

Bacon Meme of the Week

Hat tip: John Butcher

Absolute MUST SEE on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Virginia’s very own Shangri-la — Bacon Hollow. Readers may mock me and say, “Nay, so such paradise exists.” But it does, and it is deemed worthy of an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. And here’s the proof…. Continue reading

Bacon Meme of the Week

Bacon Meme of the Week

Bacon Meme of the Week

Everything’s Better with Bacon

Hat tip: John Butcher