Factory Farms: Generating Environmental Injustice in North Carolina
Industrial animal agriculture is responsible for animal suffering, pollution, and a range of environmental impacts, but government at most levels decline to regulate this industry, and can even pass laws to shield it from legal liability and public scrutiny. In this webinar, Christine Ball-Blakely will uncover some of the consequences by presenting the impacts of factory farms in North Carolina, which are disproportionately sited in low-income communities of color. You will learn about the carefully-carved legal loopholes that allow factory farms to operate with limited protections for animals, the environment, or surrounding communities, and about how residents—and others—are fighting back.
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The Animal Legal Defense Fund has launched a series of billboards, in English and Spanish, surrounding the JBS slaughterhouse in Greeley, Colorado — offering an online tip portal where industrial animal agriculture workers can report any concerns, including worker safety, animal abuse and depopulation, and illegal disposal of animals’ bodies.June 30, 2020 Press Release
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