10. Factory Farms and Environmental Racism

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In this episode we explore the intersections of speciesism, capitalism, racism, and climate change by taking a sobering look at the threats to public health and safety for communities living near factory farms. From respiratory diseases to brain damage to anti-bacterial resistance, the impacts of concentrating animals into large-scale killing operations (for profit) go far beyond the already devastating consequences for animals and our environment. We discuss how and why poorer communities of colour are disproportionately targeted and impacted by these operations, and close by highlighting some ways in which communities are organizing to resist the construction of new factory farms.

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