North Carolina residents aren’t the only people fed up with pig farming and its impacts on their quality of life. Iowa is also seeing a backlash to pig farm pollution.
Imagine if you couldn’t send your kids out to play in the back yard or throw open the windows on a lovely spring day because of a ubiquitous, sickening smell. That’s the reality for someone living near an industrial hog farm. A group of North Carolinians are sick of the stench, and they’re suing to get it under control. In the video above, you can watch a short Charlotte Observer interview with one of the people involved in the massive hog farm lawsuit.
What Smithfield is awarding itself for is basically following the rules. This would be like giving myself an award for not shoplifting for the whole year. Awards are normally for going above and beyond, and from an animal rights perspective, Smithfield and Murphy Brown have a ways to go.