Well gees. I didnt literally mean, give all the pregnant sows 1 acre of land each. What about a 10x20 foot space? That seems feasable to me. At least for the first few weeks of the piglets' lives. On the other hand, why are these sows in those crates for their whole pregnancy? I know, I know....to prevent fighting, therefore killing the unborn. Also because you can control their diets, and be sure theyre chipper and fat every morning. I mean....our families used to...and still do, raise pigs in the winter (great north winter) months. They had maybe 2-20 sows, a warm little shed with plenty of straw, and life went on. There is plenty of open space in other states and provinces that would allow a pig or chicken more movement than 3 inches forwards, and 2 inches back. I see a lot of open land that is not being used. Besides the greatness of climate control...why are all of these operations in California? There are numerous pig and chicken barns in Saskatchewan, and those piggies and the huge companies that own them seem to be doing just fine. Im not on one side or the other..Im just stating the obvious.