Ron DeSantis needs the ‘good meat’ to ‘subsist’
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'When I'm President, I'm not going to let anyone take away your meat.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis is giving carnivores something to cheer about, as he promises to protect animal products from the left.

“A lot of this ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) movement has agriculture in the crosshairs. They don’t want people eating meat,” DeSantis said at a “meet and greet” event in Clayton County, Iowa.

The Governor promised to protect the meat supply if he gets elected nationally.

“I can tell you when I’m President, I’m not going to let anyone take away your meat, that’s for sure. I mean, I couldn’t subsist if I didn’t have the good meat. So don’t worry about that,” DeSantis added.

The Governor voiced similar themes during an interview on the Doug Wagner Show Friday.

“We’re also going to crack down on states like California that are trying to tell Iowa pork producers how they should be producing pork. That’s not the role for a liberal state to be telling the states in the Midwest. So help is on the way,” DeSantis promised.

“They are going for the jugular when it comes to agriculture. Look don’t worry about me. Like, I want people eating meat, I want people — we got to do that. I mean, so some people on the left don’t like that. We know it’s important, and that’s something that you can count on me for.”

These are just the Governor’s latest comments in defense of the livestock sector.

The Governor, while at a Never Back Down bus tour stop in Iowa back in August, said his presidential administration would not “let California regulate how farmers in Iowa conduct their business on things like, you know, these pork producers have to follow California law to do this stuff.”

“It doesn’t even make any sense,” DeSantis said.

Earlier this year, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a California law called Proposition 12, which mandates more room for breeding pigs. The Court sided with the state against the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation, industry groups that contended California law would impose unreasonable burdens on pig farmers.

The California law holds “no person shall knowingly engage in a commercial sale within the state of whole pork meat for human food if the whole pork meat is the product of a breeding pig, or the product of the immediate offspring of a breeding pig, that was confined at any time during the production cycle for said product in an enclosure that fails to comply with all of the standards set forth in Chapter 10, Article 3, regarding Breeding Pigs.”

This includes pig meat brought in from out of state, meaning California markets would be closed to flesh from slaughtered pigs treated worse than state law requires.

California statute dictates that the “enclosure shall allow the breeding pig to lie down, stand up, fully extend limbs, and turn around freely,” with “a minimum of 24 square feet of usable floor space per breeding pig.” But that’s a bridge too far for the purveyors of porcine flesh.

The National Pork Producers Council has denounced the standards as “arbitrary” and “unconstitutional,” and DeSantis’ position accords with that industry group.

Ironically given the Governor’s take, more than two decades ago Florida passed a constitutional amendment stipulating that “no person shall confine a pig during pregnancy in a cage, crate or other enclosure, or tether a pregnant pig, on a farm so that the pig is prevented from turning around freely, except for veterinary purposes and during the pre-birthing period.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • My Take

    December 29, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    The man is borderline insane.
    A may have crossed the border.
    It’s like a raving sidewalk psychotic.

    • My Take

      December 29, 2023 at 7:07 pm

      Someone, borrow the tranquilizer gun from the nearest zoo.
      Set it high enough.
      Set it to “wildebeest.”
      That should do it.
      Bring a straightjacket for when he wakes up.

    • Earl Pitts "Sage Expert on Everything" American

      December 30, 2023 at 8:43 am

      Good Mornting America,
      The entire meat thing, including Lefty desires to make everyone eat bugs, is just a Lefty scam to annoy those gulliable Conservatives that watch too much News on TV.
      And to all you retired “Lazy Boy Recliner Cowboys & Cowgirls” throw those recliners out to the curb and put a few un-comfortable wooden chairs in the TV room. That will encourage you phatties to take your phat @ss outside and get some exercise and freash air.
      I, Earl Pitts American, appricate your Patriotic Votes, but you phatties are killing yourselves in those comfy recliners.
      Earl Pitts American
      WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!

  • Rudolph

    December 29, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    I hear reindeer meat is on sale now that Santa is done with them.

    • Rudolf

      December 31, 2023 at 5:21 pm

      Maybe he can pick some North American Reindeer (Caribou) while he’s romping around New Hampshire in his high heel cowboy boots.

  • ScienceBLVR

    December 29, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    Ugh! Last thing I want to hear about is DeSantis and his “meat”…..

  • Michael K

    December 29, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    “They are going for the jugular when it comes to agriculture. Look don’t worry about me. Like, I want people eating meat, I want people — we got to do that. I mean, so some people on the left don’t like that. We know it’s important, and that’s something that you can count on me for.”

    Word salad, anyone?

    • My Take

      December 29, 2023 at 10:05 pm

      The slaughterhouses go for the jugular.

  • My Take

    December 29, 2023 at 10:20 pm

    Lykes “Potted Meat Product” for his quality.

  • Andy

    December 30, 2023 at 12:41 am

    Obviously, you never ate the ‘Good Meat’ as you have to wear lifts in your shoes!

  • Sonja Fitch

    December 30, 2023 at 5:28 am

    Is Desantis for real? Where in the Desantis world does he go when opens his mouth? This is insane! Get out crazy Desantis!

  • My Take

    December 30, 2023 at 7:38 am

    Not, WWJD
    “What Would a Dumb Redneck Believe or Say?”

  • Elmo

    December 30, 2023 at 7:58 am

    More bizarre ramblings from the lunatic.

  • JD

    December 30, 2023 at 8:03 am

    Literally pandering red meat to his base.


    • Earl Pitts "Sage Expert on Everything" American

      December 30, 2023 at 8:50 am

      ….. uhhh JD, as you know the term “Dook 4 Brains” is the legal intelectual property of Me, Earl Pitts American. You are hereby chastized and “MY ATTORNEY WILL BE IN TOUCH”.
      Thank you JD,
      Earl Pitts American
      “WAKE UP AMERICA” !!!!!!!!

      • JD

        December 30, 2023 at 12:34 pm

        My IP attorney has informed me that DOOK4BRAINS FLGQP is more than 20% different than the “Dook 4 Brains” mentioned, that is required to get around patents and trademarks.

        Your C&D is less useful than toilet paper. At least TP is soft and 2 ply.

  • MH/Duuuval

    December 30, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    My dog taught me not to reach into her bowl when she is eating, so I won’t try to get Dee to give up meat.

    We’re at 8 billion people and assembly-line production and mass meat-consumption won’t cut it much longer. Future generations will have to make some kind of adjustment.

  • Dont Say FLA

    December 30, 2023 at 10:20 pm

    Casey wears the pants, so how on Earth does Rhonda think he could ever keep our meats safe?

    Rhonda surrended his meat years ago, if he ever even had any meat. I mean baseball? C’mon, “man.”

  • Ron Forrest Ron

    January 1, 2024 at 10:44 pm

    When I, Rhonda “Dee” DeSantis am President, I’m not going to let anyone take away your meat.

    Because I have no clue what success looks like and neither do you.

    Therefore I make silly promises about stupid shit to be eaten up by stupid people who, like me and like Trump, do not know in any way shape or form what a successful Presidency looks like.

  • My Take

    January 3, 2024 at 9:58 pm

    Lab meat for Shorty.
    Fed on rendered feathers, hides, hooves, and sludge.

  • jean solomon

    January 8, 2024 at 12:05 pm

    not to worry..RON DEE,, none is interested in your the way..when was the last time you passed by one of those pits where the pig crap , from pig farms , is stored?

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