Tracy Worcester's exploration into the origin of 'cheap' pork, also used in most bacon ham and sausages. Huge intensive factories mistreat and overcrowd the animals, emit toxic gasses that sicken workers and neighbours, destroy rural communities and generate swine flu and pig MRSA. Pig Business highlights four main impacts of factory farming operations:
Abusing animals : Every year 1.2 billion pigs worldwide are slaughtered for meat, of which more than half have been reared by industrial, intensive methods.
Destroying small farmers : Small independent farmers are relentlessly driven out of business by the economies of scale which large pig production systems can command.
Jeopardising our lives : It is not only animals which are harmed by factory pig farms. Intensive farming can put human health at risk as well.