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Industrialized Hog Farm Operations

A NOTE FROM THE ATTORNEYS AND STAFF OF WALLACE & GRAHAM

A NOTE FROM THE ATTORNEYS AND STAFF OF WALLACE & GRAHAM following the NPR and Democracy Now coverage of the on-going Hog Farm Nuisance Legislation in North Carolina: “As a firm, we are working hard to protect the rights of our clients and the rights of all NC residents. It is in the spirit of protecting the rights of individuals that we choose…

 Democracy NOW! North Carolina Hog Farms Spray Manure Around Black Communities; Residents Fight Back

Amy Goodman of NPR’s Democracy NOW! recently reported on a bill in the North Carolina Legislature aimed at protecting the interest of “Big Business” potentially leaving many North Carolina residents with a STINKY PROBLEM and it is not our waste!

To hear or read the NPR coverage of Hog Farm waste disposal, HB 467 and how many NC communities are washed in hog waste visit www.NPR.org and type Hog Farm Waste in the search bar, or click the links below.

North Carolina Hog Farms Spray Manure Around Black Communities; Residents Fight Back

 

In North Carolina, Pigs Don’t Fly but Their Feces Do

 


Groups Challenge the Constitutionality of North Carolina’s Ag-Gag Law

A group of animal rights and consumer protection organizations filed suit in federal court this past Wednesday to challenge the constitutionality of the Property Protection Act, better known as the “ag-gag” law. The law passed in 2015 allows employers to sue employees who take photos, video, or any other data from their property without their consent. The lawsuit contends that…

Hydrogen Sulfide Injuries and Deaths Are A Workplace Concern In The Hog and Poultry Industry

Hydrogen sulfide injuries and deaths are becoming a significant environmental and workplace concern, especially for those employed in the hog and poultry industry.  Within the past month alone there have been at least four deaths due to hydrogen sulfide exposure on hog farms.  For example, on July 2nd, a father and son in Wisconsin were killed on there hog farm…

UPDATE: HOG NUISANCE CASES

Wallace & Graham represents more than 500 plaintiffs in lawsuits against hog producer Murphy-Brown, LLC.  The plaintiffs are homeowners who live near the factory farms.  They claim that Murphy-Brown has put thousands of hogs at the sites without taking steps to reduce foul odors, flies, pollution and other problems.   They claim that Murphy-Brown has the means to reduce the nuisance…

Housing Thousands of Animals

Hogs and economic miracle or environmental disaster? Housing thousands of animals, a typical hog farm generates sewage waste equivalent of a small town. Gaseous pollutants and odor are released into the atmosphere, while both solid and liquid hog wastes are pumped into lagoons, liquefied hog waste is regularly sprayed onto nearby agricultural land, much of which is close to homes,…

Carrying home livestock-associated bacteria?

New Study Suggest A new study suggests that nearly half of workers who care for animals in large industrial hog farming operations may be carrying home livestock-associated bacteria in their noses and the bacteria remains with them up to four days after exposure. Researchers said, that the longer the bacteria remain in workers’ noses, the greater the potential the bacteria…

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued a swine waste management general permit

Industrial Hog Operations in North Carolina Disproportionately Impact African-Americans, Hispanics and American Indians A new study suggests that nearly half of workers who care for animals in large industrial hog farming operations may be carrying home livestock-associated bacteria in their noses and the bacteria remains with them up to four days after exposure. Researchers said, that the longer the bacteria…