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I wake up every morning and drink a dark potion made from magic beans that brings me back to life!
Exhausted from my night-long battle with the forces of darkness, I rise in the morning. I administer the elixir of peace and tranquility (with cream and sweetener), thereby suppressing the martial aspects of my soul and rendering the unwitting people around me safe from the instinctual violence those of my clade are subject to.
... I don't know what a "Magnesia" is, but it made my cornflakes taste horrible.
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Much of the western world seems to me to be disappearing up its own fundament of unintentionally self-parodying, over-statist, micro-managing, meddling absurdity. California is just ahead of the curve.
We already have disappearing bacon here in the UK. At least once a week, there's bacon on my breakfast plate but within a minute or two... pfffftt! it's gone! Didn't know it was 'cos it was from a Californian pig, though...
(I do like a "full English" but for the sake of my cholesterol I limit my consumption...)
EDIT: Having now actually read the article referenced ( ) I have to say about time too, then. If pigs are being kept in pens that are too small to turn around in, then good on California (although woefully late) to be doing something about it. If US farmers are still fighting it 3 years on and have done nothing about improving conditions, then maybe it would be a good thing for bacon to be priced out of the market entirely and for the pig industry to collapse.
If they are being bred and raised for slaughter then consumption, what difference does it make?
All animals - humans, pigs, cows or whatever - are destined to die. Once we are dead, we all are food for something (worms & bacteria, if nothing else). Just because an animal is destined for the table is no reason to torture it while alive.
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At the beginning of next year, California will begin enforcing an animal welfare proposition approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2018 that requires more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens and veal calves.
Just sayin' - your problem isn't with California. It's with Californians.
Given the bit I bolded before I'm having trouble reconciling that with your statement about a small cabal being actually responsible for this.
There are two ways I can think of to square that circle:
1. A small cabal of voters overwhelmingly approved the measure, meaning a small cabal of californians are the only ones who vote, and you're suggesting that gives them immense power that other people don't have.
That's fair, but if the voters turned out for it, and the other ones didn't, it doesn't strike me as bacon tyranny, and certainly no small powerful cabal. No, it's just some voters voted for a thing. People that if your theory holds - didn't even vote - don't like it.
I'm failing to see how anything is untoward here.
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