The United States Court of Appeals affirmed that a Smithfield Foods subsidiary is liable for damages to neighbors of a hog farm it controlled.

“This is a huge victory for the impacted communities who have been forced to endure the odor, flies, and contaminated water that these hog factories brought to their communities”. -Larry Baldwin, Crystal Coast Waterkeeper

Pictured is a facility named in one of the lawsuits, located in very close proximity to the neighboring community. Full press release below:

 

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