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 filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) over the agency’s critical redactions in a contract between the USDA’s Wildlife Services program and a Colorado slaughterhouse, outlining plans for slaughtering geese rounded up in parks across Denver.November 23, 2020 Press Release
New White Paper Offers Policy Recommendations to Combat Zoonotic Diseases and Pandemic Risk from Factory FarmingThe Animal Legal Defense Fund released the second in a series of white papers — COVID-19 and Factory Farming —providing policy recommendations to address industrial animal agriculture’s role in our heightened risk for zoonotic diseases outbreaks, like COVID-19, and its potential to be the source of the next global pandemic.November 19, 2020 Press Release
Video shows malicious acts of violence toward cows, gross neglect of calvesOctober 8, 2020 Press Release