Eighty-five percent of the meat Americans consume is produced by four corporate giants – Tyson, Smithfield, Cargill, and JBS. These companies use methods of mass factory production to pump out products where the only concern is their bottom line. They do so without regard for the suffering their methods inflict on animals or the risks their methods pose to consumers, neighbors, employees, and the earth. Find resources below for defending your community when it’s threatened by industrial animal production.
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Combatting Factory Farms in Your Community
Industrial-scale animal agriculture continues to expand across the United States, resulting in more communities who suffer from existing factory farms or face industry proposals to site a new or