When a vocal minority calls the shots

The parallels between Prohibition and the animal welfare movement are chilling and consumers will pay the price


On Jan. 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment became enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Fewer than 394 days to get the approval of 36 state legislatures were required for it to become law, less than half as long as it had taken for 11 of the first 14 states to approve the U.S. Bill of Rights. Simply stated, with the 18th Amendment saying that “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors . . . importation . . . exportation . . . is hereby prohibited . . . ,” the United States became a dry country.

Better Pork - October 2012