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#1 Old 02-28-2017, 10:36 PM
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This Is How Factory Farms Discriminate Against Communities of Color

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Animal agriculture is an extremely cruel, inefficient, and resource-intensive way to produce food for the growing human population.

It pollutes our environment while consuming huge quantities of water, grain, petroleum, and pesticides. It also subjects animals to extreme confinement, mutilations without painkillers, and ruthless slaughter.

But industrial animal farms aren’t just awful for animals and the planet; they’re also a serious public health and environmental justice issue for nearby communities.

People living near factory farms have complained that farmers spray feces and urine into the air to "dispose of" the waste.

The Natural Resources Defense Council states:
People who live near or work at factory farms breathe in hundreds of gases, which are formed as manure decomposes. For instance, one gas released by the lagoons, hydrogen sulfide, is dangerous even at low levels. Its effects—which are irreversible—range from sore throat to seizures, comas and even death.
More often than not, these facilities are built near low-income communities and communities of color.

Last summer the Environmental Working Group released a collection of maps and data revealing that the environmental cost of North Carolina’s 6,500 factory farms disproportionately affects vulnerable communities.
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Personally I think it's time that veggies became louder and more active. More petitions, leaflets in letterboxes etc but without the distressing pictures -just words. People tend to turn away when they see graphic pictures. The shock value doesn't work if they don't look. They just say "nothing I can do" and that's that.

Just words carefully explaining the situation and telling them what they can do and how easy it is to help is better.

Politicians need to hear "put a stop to it or I won't vote or you". Industrial farmers - well if I had lots of money I would take them to court but I don't and I'm not American.

Australia needs to do something about stopping the export of live cattle to Indonesia where their treatment is horrendous.

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"This Is How Factory Farms Discriminate Against Communities of Color"

Why would you consider discriminationn against people of color worse than discrimination agianst non-colored people? When white people receive this kind of treatment, you can look the other way, but when "communities of color" are the recipients, it is so much worse?

What is going on here?
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"This Is How Factory Farms Discriminate Against Communities of Color"

Why would you consider discriminationn against people of color worse than discrimination agianst non-colored people? When white people receive this kind of treatment, you can look the other way, but when "communities of color" are the recipients, it is so much worse?

What is going on here?
Do you not understand the definition of discrimination?

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Do you not understand the definition of discrimination?
Yes, I do. To discriminate means to see a difference between what you see as desirable and what you see as undesirable (out of any motivation).

In the olden days, to be called " discriminating" was a compliment. It meant that you had good judgment, that you could see differences and would act accordingly.

For example: Being nice to animals and not killing them is one thing. Raising them for the sole purpose of killing them, especially in horrible conditions, is another. I discriminate against people involved in the latter. Indeed, I tend to despise them. See - I'm a discriminating person!

What are you doing here, testing me for my knowledge of word definitions? Is this one of the requirements for membership here? LOL.
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Sorry, but I think it is more a case of discriminating against the poor. It wouldn't matter if you were purple, blue or green if you are
poor you are discriminated against by big business particularly.

In this case DOWN WITH THE FACTORY FARMS and the people who own them.

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