#25 Factory Farms: A Confluence of Oppression with Christine Ball-Blakely

 Christine and Henry

Christine and Henry

Most people know that factory farms are unpleasant places. However, many don't realize the impact of factory farms on the people who live near them, including the degradation of the water, air, and even property values in nearby communities. Christine Ball-Blakely, lawyer and animal rights advocate, joins Dustyn and Whitney to talk about factory farms and their disproportionate impact on communities of color.

Sources

  1. Christine Ball-Blakely, "CAFOs: Plaguing North Carolina Communities of Color." Sustainable Development Law and Policy Brief, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2017.
  2. Animal Legal Defense Fund
  3. Update on North Carolina Lawsuit: David Meyer, "A $50 Million Lawsuit Over Stinky Pigs Has the Whole Pork Industry Scared." Fortune, April 2018.