Clay Evans’ essay on the horrors of raising pigs/aka bacon, raises many interesting issues about WHO, not WHAT, we choose to put in our mouth. Pigs and tens of millions of other factory farmed animals are sentient beings who suffer incredible pain before they’re mercilessly and brutally killed. From the get go it’s really “Dead pig walking” for these unfortunate beings. Sure, there are more humane ways to raise food, but killing animals for most if not all food, and surely bacon, is thoroughly unnecessary and is indeed a brutal assault on their lives. No one has to eat bacon so let’s just say “‘no” to food that we don’t need and stop allowing animals to be born solely for our pleasure. Bacon, lettuce, and tomato is really Babe, lettuce, and tomato and we shouldn’t forget that fact.