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Adam Peditto on the use of film to examine factory farming

As the number of American farms continues to decline and 80 percent of domestic food production now controlled by a handful of major corporations, environmentalists, Indigenous Peoples, and animal welfare advocates find themselves united against one common enemy: industrialized animal agriculture.

On Animal Concerns of Texas, Liz and Tom talk with writer and director Adam Peditto, about the recently released film Common Enemy, a powerful documentary that examines the vibrant yet often-overlooked rural communities in Oklahoma suffering at the hands of corporate factory farming, and how people are fighting back.

In the interview he also mentions his start with The Humane League for additional information visit the site here:

Originally aired on March 24, 2024.

Liz Walsh is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is also a member of the national Sierra Club Wildlife & Endangered Species Activist Team. Dr. Walsh also serves on the Executive Committee of the El Paso Regional Sierra Club Group, and as a board member of the Vegetarian Society of El Paso. Liz is also interim president of the Vegetarian Society of El Paso.
Tom Linney works with the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Animal Law Program and is on the board of Pets Alive-El Paso. Among other duties, Tom is responsible for developing and marketing ALDF’s Animal Law Pro Bono Program to interested firms and attorneys and for helping students transition from law student to legal professional. He also provides support to professionals interested in teaching animal law and collaborates with ALDF’s Litigation and Criminal Justice Program to assign appropriate pro bono counsel to ALDF projects and cases.
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