In such a David vs. Goliath story, you can’t expect a more ruthless and intimidating giant than Smithfield. The company is not only the world’s largest producer of pork, but also the owner of the world’s largest slaughterhouse. Its slaughterhouse in Tar Heel, North Carolina, breaks down about 32,000 pigs a day. For years Tarheel factory Treated as poorly as a pig: Smithfield harassed union supportersHe paid the workers to spy on fellow workers and hired a deputy sheriff as a security guard for the company that beat and arrested the workers. The company started in Smithfield, Virginia in the 1930s and later became a corporate dynasty led by Joseph W. Luther Senior, Joseph W. Luther Jr., and Joseph W. Luther III. It grew by pioneering industrial methods of pig production and taking over competitors one by one. However, when the North Carolina proceedings were filed in 2013, Smithfield Foods was no longer an American company. Shuanghui International Holdings, a Chinese company now known as the WH Group, purchased it the previous year, funded by a government-owned Bank of China. The cost of raising pigs in North Carolina was about half that of raising them in China. One of the reasons is that “the Chinese government does not allow pig farmers to use lagoons or spray fields.” Instead, China’s pig business must invest in “treatment facilities” and “biological odor control systems to protect neighbors.”
The “wasteland” is full of memorable people. A competent attorney’s assortment agrees to undertake Smithfield and is free to work in exchange for part of the settlement.They fly on private jets, hire focus groups and hire filmmakers from National Geographic. To convey the plight of our neighbors. Mona Lisa Wallace is one of the most sympathetic and compelling members of the legal team, has a working-class background in a small town in North Carolina, and uses courts to help victims of corporate misconduct. I am devoted to doing. Among the plaintiffs, Elsie Herring, one of the 15 children who left North Carolina for New York City, was foggy while walking near her family’s home. I noticed that I was wet with the rain of fertilizer. She has lived in the house where she was born for over 70 years, as is Violet Branch, one of 11 children who have to withstand pollution from the two waste lagoons next to her. Prior to the proceedings, Branch contacted public health authorities, journalists, and even the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, seeking relief from stinks. “Nothing has been done on this issue. Nothing has been done,” she bravely testifies in court. “The power structure of these communities does not allow us to do anything on this issue.”
Smithfield is not shy to use its power to avoid liability for the legal “obstruction” that is at stake in court. If the proceedings are successful, he threatens to leave the state. It spies on lawyers and hires private detectives to monitor plaintiffs. He helps create the front group “NC Farm Family”. It works closely with the state’s Farm Department, Chamber of Commerce, and Republicans, and its members submit bills to Congress to protect Smithfield from liability. The scent of the company’s pig business, which a Republican lawmaker is proud of, is the “smell of freedom.” Congress deviated significantly from industry-friendly policies in 1997, a temporary moratorium on new pig surgery when two were about to be built in Moore County, where Pinehurst Resort and its legendary golf course are located. Has passed.
I’m neither vegan nor vegetarian, but I think the pig factories and similar CAFOs in other states described in “Wastelands” are a form of systematic animal cruelty. They are crimes against nature. Pigs are intelligent and sensitive creatures with multi-step reasoning, such as dolphins and apes, that have a social structure similar to elephants. Pigs can recognize themselves in the mirror, distinguish one person from another, and experience negative experiences. And they like to be clean. Their lives in pig factories are very similar to the way they have been raised for thousands of years. They arrive as small piglets, stuffed into each other’s filth and live, and a few months later head to the slaughterhouse. I’ve never enjoyed a moment outdoors in a hut. The dirtyness of these places is truly counter-verbal to the animals that live there and the people who live nearby.
Corban Addison does not write a dispute about the pig factory, as in my paragraph above. He calmly assembled a legal thriller full of energy and compassion that tackles really important issues, such as the works of John Grisham and Scott Turow.Grisham wrote the preface to this book, And in it, he states: I agree with Grisham. But I hope “Wasteland” is the work of a dystopian science fiction novel, not a pitiful portrait of how we now feed ourselves.