Did you know that Smithfield is not only mass murdering pigs and exploiting immigrant workers, but also spraying literal pig poop all over communities of color in North Carolina? This is why we took action! DxE activists went to the mansion of the CEO of Smithfield and sprayed pig shit from his own animal-torture facility all over the yard. Join us at the Meetup to learn more about the behind the scenes of the action and what we must do next to stop this evil company! In a single year, Smithfield Foods discharged 3.6 million tons of toxic pollutants from its Tar Heel, North Carolina slaughterhouse into state waters. The company sprays out waste from its manure lagoons, polluting communities of color. A study by the North Carolina Medical Journal found that families living near pig CAFOs experience higher rates of infant mortality and death from anaemia, kidney disease, and tuberculosis. In North Carolina, dozens of lawsuits have been filed against Smithfield, resulting in hundreds of millions in judgments against Smithfield payable to people living near their farms. Learn more by joining us at the Meetup: Shit Just Got Real this Saturday, August 15th at 11 AM. See the event page details for call-in link updates.
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