This has to be bigger than Jacob. He was very pro-mutant, militantly so. If it was simply an issue of consumption, many mutants use up greater quantities of supplies than pigs. I am at a complete loss to imagine what might be behind this, but the issue is a lot bigger than providing a supply of ham. What do you do when the pigs are gone? If mutation is a s random as it seems, you can’t even breed more pigs. No, Aaron is much too good a storyteller for this arc to be that simple.