Factory Farming in Minnesota: Time for a Change?
Panel discussion on the ethical, environmental and legal implications of factory farming
The panel discussion will examine the social justice, environmental and animal welfare impacts of factory farming in Minnesota. Factory farming is a system of rearing livestock using intensive methods, by which poultry, pigs, or cattle are confined indoors under strictly controlled conditions.
The panelists will include:
- Sonja Trom Eayrs, a family law attorney and a farmer’s daughter
- Colleen Carpenter, a faculty member in theology at St. Catherine University, who has written a book that discusses eco-theological issues
- Tim Culver, an attorney and Robina Legal Fellow with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
- Jeff Johnson, faculty member in philosophy at St. Catherine University, who teaches courses on food ethics and ethics of eating certain animals
- Chris Peterson, a family pig farmer and advisor to the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project
Environmental & Energy Law Society