• Factory Farming in Minnesota: Time for a Change? 

    Panel discussion on the ethical, environmental and legal implications of factory farming

  • When

    Thursday, February 15, 2018
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


    Walter F. Mondale Hall Room 25

    University of Minnesota Law School
    229 19th Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

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

Sponsored By

Environmental & Energy Law Society

Contact Information

Karen Lundquist
(612) 625-0547

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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