From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

20): Blake Hurst, a former hog farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, cautions that “we can’t ask the pigs what they think.” I think it is safe to say that yes, an intelligent animal is unhappy, even downright miserable, being confined to a crate two by seven feet for months on end. The meat industry loves to squeal that “the cost of bacon will rise” whenever it’s faced with pressure to change. Farm Animal Welfare, ASPCA New York, Feb.