CBS Local– On Thursday PETA asked Twitter why anyone would eat bacon, and as you may have guessed, many responded, including Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah.

Sen. Hatch didn’t just provide his ‘best argument’ as PETA requested, but decided to use actions to prove his point in a not-so-subtle jab at the animal rights group.

The initial PETA tweet has caused a bit of a stir, unsurprisingly considering how popular bacon is in America. Sen. Hatch wasn’t the only person to respond with his best arguments.

Bacon has become even more popular among American consumers in recent years and in January pork belly prices rose by 20 percent as supply dwindled and demand for bacon soared.

So while PETA may be fighting the good fight and trying to protect animals, bacon keeps growing in popularity and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.
CBS Tampa’s Social Media LinksFollow us!
How To Get Through Airport Security As Quickly As PossibleWith more people flying than ever before, it’s not surprising to see reports of long lines of people waiting in airport security lines...

Listen Live