MOREHEAD CITY — The Crystal Coast Waterkeeper is offering a series of environmental films with the next focusing on factory farming in eastern North Carolina.
“Meet Your Neighbors” will be shown from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in Joslyn Hall on the campus of Carteret Community College. Films are free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Following the screening of the short film, there will be a panel discussion with Rick Dove, Waterkeeper Alliance, and Larry Baldwin, Crystal Coast Waterkeeper. Both men are featured in the short film that is a production of Farm Sanctuary.
There are nearly 9 million pigs in North Carolina and 10 million humans. These animals live in concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, also called factory farming, and the neighbors of these farms in eastern North Carolina are affected by the smell and waste, according to the press release. Additionally, these inland farms can affect the quality of water in the sounds, marshlands and along the coast.
Next month, on June 26, the film “Under Contract” will be screened at the college.
For more information, call Baldwin at 252-670-1413.