Factory farming impacts the animals, people, water, land, and air of North Carolina.
Some North Carolina Factory Farming Statistics: 148 million broiler chickens. 29 million turkeys. 10 million pigs. 13 million egg laying chickens. 6 million "stock replenishing" chickens. Over 48,000 farms and concentrated animal feeding operations "CAFOS".
NC is the #1 producer of poultry & eggs in the USA and the #2 producer of pigs and turkeys. References and further reading: http://www.factoryfarmmap.org/states/nc/ http://www.ncpoultry.org/facts/facts.cfm http://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/Ag_Overview/stateOverview.php?state=NORTH%20CAROLINA http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article9251771.html
Environmental Justice: According to the EPA, environmental justice is "the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies."
Environmental Justice Organization in NC include: North Carolina Environmental Justice Network http://www.ncejn.org/ Duplin REACH https://duplinreach.wordpress.com/ Waterkeeper Alliance http://waterkeeper.org/ Southern Environmental Law Center https://www.southernenvironment.org/ North Carolina Land Loss Prevention Project https://www.landloss.org/ Southern Coalition for Social Justice http://www.southerncoalition.org/