Via the St. Croix River Association:
We all know that image of a farm from children’s books—a little red barn with happy animals in pastures and expansive pens. But the reality of large animal production facilities is a far cry from those images. Right to Harm is a film on the dangers of concentrated animal feeding operations replacing small, diversified farms. The film shares emerging alternatives to this type of farming while it pulls back the curtain on the impact this method of farming has on the communities around them.
The St. Croix River Association will be hosting a virtual screening of the 75-minute film Right to Harm on Thursday, May 7, beginning at 6:30 PM. As supporters of local efforts to keep hog factories out of our watershed, the St. Croix River Association encourages the small farms that practice regenerative farming practices that have existed here for generations.
Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, Right to Harm exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States.
Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies and elected officials’ unwillingness to regulate industrial animal agriculture. This film shares a lesson in civics and gives alternatives to the industrial model that has failed farmers, rural America, and the environment. It has a message of hope.
Please note that registration is required for this screening. An email will be sent to all registrants on May 7 with a link to view the film.