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Tell the Government About the Harmful Impacts of Factory Pig Farms

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Supporters

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/

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
"Pig Business" Film Screening
March 9, Wednesday, 6-8:30 pm
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, North Orientation Theater
Washington, D.C.

I am writing to urge you to attend the screening of Pig Business on March 9th at the Capitol Visitor Center to learn about the impacts factory pig farms have on the environment, workers, human health, rural communities, and animal welfare. Special guest speaker Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will introduce the film and also speak on a panel following the screening.

This event will examine the true costs of a factory farming system which destroys rural communities by driving local family farmers out of business, abuses animals, pollutes the environment, and endangers the health of once vibrant rural communities. It is an opportunity to debate what measures are needed to move to systems of farming that benefit pig farmers, jobs, and our rural communities.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., filmmaker Tracy Worcester, Dr. Michael Greger, Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture for the Humane Society, Kathy Ozer, Executive Director of the National Family Farm Coalition, Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of the Center for Food Safety, and Bev Eggleston, Virginia Pig Farmer.

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.

Kind Regards,