There are nearly 9 million pigs in North Carolina, and most of these animals live their short lives in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Neighbors of these CAFOs face the reality of factory farming every day — the smell, the flies, the foul brown water all seep through the land they call home. This isn’t just an animal rights issue; it’s a human rights issue, too. It’s social injustice, plain and simple. What’s bad for the animals is bad for public health and for the environment.
Join us for a solutions-oriented conversation about the pork industry’s impact on North Carolina. The event will be co-hosted by Farm Sanctuary and Indy Week, publisher of the recent highly acclaimed three-part in-depth series “Hogwashed: A Powerful Special Interest. Shameless Politicians. Failed Regulations. An In-Depth Look at Big Pork in North Carolina.” Moderated by Indy Week.
- Gene Baur, President and Co-founder, Farm Sanctuary
- Rick Dove, Senior Advisor, Waterkeeper Alliance
- More speakers to be announced soon!