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December 13, 2022 | Press Release

International Coalition Urges Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Investigate Abuses from Industrial Meat, Egg, Dairy Facilities

The thematic hearing request is supported by 243 organizations, including petitioning groups from Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, and the United States. The request urges the commission, which monitors human rights within the Organization of American States, to investigate human rights abuses resulting from the unchecked expansion of concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, across the Americas.

December 13, 2022 | Letter

Solicitud de Audiencia Temática: Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

El objetivo de la audiencia sería presentar información detallada sobre los daños a los derechos humanos causados por las operaciones agroindustriales de producción de carne, huevos y productos lácteos—conocidas comúnmente como “fábricas de carne” o CAFO por sus siglas en inglés (Operaciones Concentradas de Alimentación de Animales)—en las Américas, con énfasis en los abusos a los derechos humanos de las fábricas de carne en Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, México y Estados Unidos. Dado que las fábricas de carne albergan hasta cientos de miles de pollos, cerdos, ganado vacuno y otros animales en estrecho confinamiento, suponen una grave amenaza para la salud humana y el medio ambiente.

December 13, 2022 | Letter

CAFO Hearing Request: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

The objective of the hearing would be to present detailed information on the harms to human rights caused by industrial meat-, egg-, and dairy-production facilities—commonly known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)—in the Americas, with an emphasis on human rights abuses from CAFOs in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and the United States. Because CAFOs hold up to hundreds of thousands of poultry, swine, dairy cows, or other animals in close confinement, they pose serious threats to human health and the environment.

October 28, 2022 | Feature

Climate, Land, Food, Bodies

Alongside our partners, Earthjustice is working to reform the food and farming system, driving the transition from current industrial practices, which churn out unhealthy food and substantial quantities of pollution, to a new model that prioritizes the sustainable production of nutritious food.

October 26, 2022 | Legal Document

Petition to Adopt a Rebuttable Presumption that Large CAFOS Using Wet Manure Management Systems Actually Discharge Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act (With Exhibits)

A nationwide coalition of 50 citizens’ groups and community advocacy, environmental justice, and environmental advocacy organizations, together representing tens of millions of people, in partnership with Earthjustice, petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve its oversight of water pollution from industrial-scale concentrated animal feeding operations, commonly known as Large CAFOs. The petitioning groups argue that improved oversight of Large CAFOs is necessary to satisfy the federal Clean Water Act and executive orders intended to advance environmental justice.

October 26, 2022 | Legal Document

Petition to Adopt a Rebuttable Presumption that Large CAFOS Using Wet Manure Management Systems Actually Discharge Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act (Sans Exhibits)

A nationwide coalition of 50 citizens’ groups and community advocacy, environmental justice, and environmental advocacy organizations, together representing tens of millions of people, in partnership with Earthjustice, petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve its oversight of water pollution from industrial-scale concentrated animal feeding operations, commonly known as Large CAFOs. The petitioning groups argue that improved oversight of Large CAFOs is necessary to satisfy the federal Clean Water Act and executive orders intended to advance environmental justice.

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