Tell the Government About the Harmful Impacts of Factory Pig Farms
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Tell the Government About the Harmful Impacts of Factory Pig Farms

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      The Pig Pledge

Pig Business Film Screening
March 9, Wednesday, 6-8:30 pm
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, North Orientation Theater
Washington, D.C.

 *This event is free and open to the public and does not require a ticket.

Please urge your Members of Congress to attend the screening of Pig Business, a film exploring the impacts that factory pig farms have on the environment, workers, human health, rural communities, and animal welfare.


By inviting your legislators they will understand how the factory farming system:

•abuses animals by keeping pregnant sows in narrow steel cages on bare concrete floors
•sickens neighboring residents with toxic fumes
•pollutes rivers and the coast with untreated waste causing massive fish kills
•endangers human health by overusing antibiotics
•destroys rural communities by driving local family farmers out of business

The film will be followed by a panel of expert speakers:

Michael Greger, M.D., Humane Society of the United States
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Waterkeeper Alliance
Andrew Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety
Kathy Ozer, National Family Farm Coalition
Bev Eggleston, Virginia Pig Farmer (EcoFriendly Foods)

This event is hosted by the Center for Food Safety in collaboration with Seedling Projects and Congressman Dennis Kucinich and these co-sponsors: American Grassfed Association, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Clean Water Network, Compassion in World Farming, Food Democracy Now!, Food & Water Watch, FRESHFARM Markets, Friends of the Earth, the Humane Society of the United States, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, the International Society for Ecology and Culture, the National Family Farm Coalition, the Rural Coalition, Slow Food DC, and the Waterkeeper Alliance.


For more information about Pig Business and to watch it streaming online, please visit: http://www.pigbusiness.co.uk/

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    • Elizabeth Rogers NEW HARTFORD, CT
      • over 3 years ago

      We all have to do our part to be humane to animals. We don't have to treat them like babies-just humanely. They will be healthier and have a stronger immune system which in turn will give us better tasting pork.

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      • over 3 years ago

      We all have to do our part to be humane to animals. We don't have to treat them like babies-just humanely. They will be healthier and have a stronger immune system which in turn will give us better tasting pork.

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    • Martin Primus SAUK CENTRE, MN
      • over 3 years ago

      Here in central MN it is getting extremly hard to even buy a sustainable artificially hormoned free piglet or two just to raise and feed the family. All the small non contracted farmers are just about gone. Those who would like to farrow a litter have a hard time finding a boar to help out. How bad can it get?

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    • Kathryn Ryder ROCKLEDGE, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Gestation gages must be banned!

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    • lee hollabaugh BOYERTOWN, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      there's only ONE mother Earth!

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