Documentary Explores Human Welfare Side Of Factory Farms

New film documents Iowa’s battle with factory farms


Get ready for the Iowa premiere of Right to Harm at the Iowa State Historical Building on Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 pm. The movie addresses the “human welfare’ side of factory farm impacts and is a very moving depiction of the social injustice impacts of Big Ag, Big Pork, and Big Chicken.

Each of Iowa’s more than 10,000 factory farms are built in communities of neighbors who have few protections and little ability to have a meaningful say on a confinement’s location. Right to Harm addresses the devastating ramifications that many families in Iowa and across the US experience from these inadequately regulated livestock factories.

Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture –

Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 pm; Doors open at 6:30 pm
Iowa State Historical Building Theatre
600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines
$5 admission benefits Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture

TICKETS ON SALE HERE and at the door

Watch the trailer here.       

Panel Discussion after the film with Drs. John Ikerd and Francis Thicke, and neighbors of CAFOs Joyce Otto and Nancy Adam

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2 Responses to Documentary Explores Human Welfare Side Of Factory Farms

  1. C.A. says:

    Thank you for this information. And as a side note for readers who might not know, twenty-plus Iowa counties are now calling for a state moratorium on new CAFOs until the high number of officially-impaired waterways in Iowa (more than 700, as I recall) is lowered to a more reasonable level. I guarantee that the list of moratorium-supporting counties would be longer if so many elected officials didn’t know that in Iowa, Big Ag often goes after ag-policy heretics with political flame-throwers.

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  2. jfaniowa says:

    Thanks very much for publishing this announcement. We had over 150 people come out for the Iowa premiere of Right to Harm last night. The audience was engaged and we had a dynamic panel discussion and audience Q&A. Jefferson Count Farmers & Neighbors, Inc. will host a screening in Fairfield on Wednesday, June 20 at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. Then in August, the film will be available for community screenings around the state. If you want to sign up for a screening, visit RightToHarm.Film

    The Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture will also post screenings around the state on our website Don’t miss this movie – it’s very compelling and an important movie to see and share with others.

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