China’s New 26-Story Pig Production Facility is the Largest Pig Facility in the World

China has built the world’s largest free-standing pig farm, a 26-story monolith that is projected to house 1.2 million pigs annually. China’s cabinet issued a decree in 2019 requiring all government departments to support the pork industry, including by providing financial support for large-scale, multi-story pig farms, which were approved the same year. Harvard Fellow Jan Dutkiewicz has published this analysis in The New Republic, “China’s Pig High-Rises Are Horrifying. So Are America’s Factory Farms.”