Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms

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stdavis22 : this video doesn't even show the best part...when a hurricane runs into the carolina coast and dumps a foot of rain over the course of 2 or 3 days these cess pools overflow into the landscape and rivers and creeks and kill all the fish for miles and miles and destroy the wetland habitats for hundreds of species...but its ok, everyone just keep having 5 kids and overpopulate the world so we need factory farming, mother nature will evict us eventually

Joseph : The most disgusting "business" operation I have ever seen.

Sage Adams : And how do you stop this? By being loud, and letting your senator know you demand change.

Salicia Aragon : Stay away from these Smithfield Brands: Smithfield Eckrich Farmland Armour Cook's Gwaltney John Morrell Kretschmar Curly's Garando Margherita Healthy Ones

Simon Clark : Answer to all this? Go vegan.

Brian BarrSinister : Flying across the country from Michigan to Nevada I have often wondered what the oddly colored, semi-isolated patches were. Now I know. Thank you for the information.  This is just another situation that is an environmental/social powder keg. Unbelievable companies have subverted common sense and the well being of our populace for ridiculous profits. Unconscionable.

RawVeganThings : This is also how crops get contaminated with viruses and disease from the waste sprayed onto them. Glad I'm vegan.

TheNinja : This happens because we fund it. To help reverse this, stop eating meat or reduce your meat consumption. Local farms still produce waste and methane, but if you can, buy from small business. Dairy is also a huge offender. The best way to fight this is to reduce dairy consumption. Milk can be replaced with several different kinds of non-dairy milk and maybe make cheese a once in a while thing?

Whatever : doesn't look like it would take much more than a hard rain to wash that junk to the neighboring farm. no wonder we get salmonella in peanut butter and lettuce

scottg77r : We don't buy meat from the store. I hunt/kill deer and wild boar also turkey. We get our beef from a friend that raises cows. Chickens also from a friends farm. If more people would hunt and buy from local small family farms it would help. We eat deer meat the most. I Understand not everyone can hunt or can get meat from a local farm. Hoping one day i'll have enough land to have my own farm.

Vainth : Just look a blind eye, because it makes YOU feel good when you eat pig products.  Who cares right?  As long as YOU are happy.  As long as YOU survive. As long as YOU don't pay. That's the problem with people today. They just care about themselves and value  just themselves.

Priestess Auset Ra Amen : I did not know this till I moved to Shelby NC, I live right up the hill from a chicken farm, and kept noticing us having constant colds,headaches and allergies which we never had before, then the invisible biting mites that leave welts on your skin, you can't see them but feel them crawling all over your body, hair and even ears, and looking at the people around me how the move and look, I started to do some research and low and behold I ran across articles on chicken farms in the south and now this video, I have had to mix essential oils like cedarwood, cloves, thieves oil, eucalyptus, and peppermint with flower of sulfur to coat our skin to sleep at night, and add sulfur to our lotions and hair grease, to stop the damn mites, I have never in my life experienced anything like this, its like a damn sci fi movie its absolutely maddening and then the stench from the farms, I can't wait to move the hell out of this state, wish I would have done the research before moving here, we as a species just need to stop eating meat already, its beyond disgusting.

catquack : Another reason to go vegetarian.  How sad to have to partake in this type of industry.

Tom A : And what else did anyone ever expect to be the result of generation after generation of people shitting too many kids out

Tracy.3 : So glad I'm a vegan. 10+ years.

Justin Pearman : They should fill those 'ponds' with biochar and let it soak to saturation then loader-it-out and sell it to farmers growing non-food crops. Switchgrass-for-ethanol (and biochar production) would love it! The minerals, the nitrogen, the phosphorus... ...the switchgrass would grow like crazy! If they coupled the swine waste filled solid biochar product with a nearby cattle farm's manure and let it compost with some other fast-growth carbon-rich crops (again, switchgrass is awesome for this), it'd make an excellent compost in no time! use a manure spreader to spread the composted biochar-filled manure over switchgrass cut to ~8" between harvests, the switchgrass would grow like crazy, produce copious quantities of hydrogren-rich high-lignocellulosic harvest that could cut down on corn>for>ethanol fields, turn otherwise untillable fields into high-value farmland, sequester carbon, produce an extremely fast-growth hydrogen-rich crop that would otherwise reduce the need for other crops to be grown for energy. This, of course, says nothing per the treatment of the pigs themselves. Tragic. Pigs are incredibly intelligent animals. But there are solutions to these problems from an environmental perspective that would drastically reduce the negatives and drastically increase the positive outputs from the operation. ...and, most likely, extremely profitably.

shanjinrong : Stop eating meat please!

Blake Johnson : Are we supposed to be mad because peoples houses are being sprayed with feces or because of the truth behind the meat industry? We can be mad and shocked at them and write to our government rep but we support this when buy it at the shops.

Loren Hart : Thanks to Mark Devries and everyone who helped with this video. Great to see factory farming being exposed for the terrible injustice that it is. It's time to put an end to this destructive and unnecessary system. Now!

Carl Christensen : And I'm sure the local residents vote Republican because "values" --- allowing corporate crooks to get away with this BS (and worse).....

StAleksandra80 : JUST GO VEGAN.

michael bush : Thanks for exposing the Truth! I have just taken up being a Vegan, I am into my second week, And feeling much better than I ever have done!

Oki Boy : Powerful Joe rogan

tonksloopy : For all of you out there saying that "this is the reason you have stopped eating pork" are seriously not considering that this also happens with beef and poultry (not even getting into seafood, either). If you are buying and eating flesh from your local supermarkets remember that this is their origin.... Make better decisions with your food choices. If you are not going to stop eating flesh then think about cutting down A LOT, and if you so desire, buy from local farmers if you have that privilege. Don't make meat consumption a convenience. Don't do it for the sake of doing it. THINK a little.

Mirco soft : Public knows what underwear justin bieber have on , but dont know how our food are made

Gaynor Armash : This is sickening..we live in a sad sad world.....

ogrebattle22763 : The government makes millions of dollars with the pig or pork industry along with beef & chicken & tobacco etc... so it's not surprising or shocking that this shit goes on unnoticed or secretly like this....

Charles DickInSon : Joe Rogan podcast anyone?

Larry Finklestein : They could take the pig feces and urine and make gun powder. There would probably still be a lot of excess urine but it could be done. I would think they could also make Fertilizer? The obvious solution would be to have the farms located closer to the ocean and build their own sanity waste plant and put the pig waste the same place we humans put ours.

Jena Kaske : This disgusts me.. I'm glad I don't eat pig, very rarely will I ever eat it. I seriously want a pet pig though.. lol

Zen Locke : Oney really got this guy's voice spot on

Maireid Sullivan : Really shocking to see what we already know! This is an inevitable offshoot of urban living where people are crammed into smaller and smaller living spaces - no more back gardens or time to grow food leading to full outsourcing of food production to industries that are only focused on the Single Bottom-line.  No wonder society is so dysfunctional with System breakdown on so many levels while the Stock market is celebrating an all-time high!  Truly insane!

Casper Cameron : i wish there was 5 months where no- one buys anything from smithfield. then they would go out of bussines

Juliet Whitehurst : 🐷Support nc farm families 🐷

Ne Le : Chocolate rain

Kim Jong-FUN : If pigs are "so smart" they would learn how to not taste so good. lol. Srsly though, this is bad.  Only eat free range, happy pigs.  Also say no to shit fields.

Kurt Walter : Haha "The only way we can end this is by stop eating meat!!" Shut up vegans and vegetarians, stopping the consumption of meat will do nothing to help the situation. Our country needs to invest money in areas to improve and regulate these types of industries and the environment. The general public needs to stop moving their attention toward the racially charged issues that the media is blowing way out of proportion and needs to put their time, energy and most important money in the important areas such as these...

wakeupscreaming : This is disgusting. I don't eat much meat to begin with. But this makes me not want to have any at all. When you're in a restaurant, and looking at a menu, with juicy descriptions of burgers with bacon, you don't tend to make the connection -- you don't care where it came from, or how it got there.

yak branson : its called a lagoon. they are legal for neighborhoods, factories all kinds of places.

TheKrazieness : Ironic. Looks like a concentration camp.

Amy Glass : OMG this made me cry. I am doing a presentation for my environmental class and I hope you do not mind but I wanted to use your video in my power point. I will cite your work accordingly. Thank you so much for exposing the truth. I think I want to become  a vegetarian.

Twostones00 : Stop eating Smithfield products.  Contact your congress men if they are not Smithfield whores.  File chargers against Smithfield.  Sue them if you can.  Elect people who will protect the people instead of the corporations.

cholrus69 : This isn't their only operation. I found another one here (in gmaps): 34°28'12.7"N 78°35'33.7"W The first one is here: 885 S NC 50 Hwy, North Carolina

Patrick Bateman : It's sad but, nothing will change. It will only get worse..

Bill Bill : You people don't know the life if the Farmer

Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon : The unholy truth. Smithfield Foods serve the devil. Their heartless, cruel acts leave me (a vegetarian for over 45 years) speechless and with a broken heart.

AnimalLeftist : Keep pork off your plate.

Ellen Jaffe Jones : So glad that the US Congress recently decided that farmers didn't have to be accountable for this. My kind of reporting though. Thank you drones. Where are the investigative reporters? Working for networks that depend on meat/dairy advertising. That's why, with 2 Emmys, 18 years in TV news, I can't seem to find anyone interested in doing a cooking show with me, showing the kinds of foods that have me currently 7th in the US in the 1500 meters, and 1st in 6 different track events at the state level. No money in broccoli. No corporation that makes, funds it, no lobby or association.

Michele : The chinese have bought Smithfield Hams. You know what nasty gross unclean way they do things over there. Even though I dearly used to love their ham , I would not touch it now. The Lord only knows what you might get.

Gary York : oh well that's what happens when you have to feed too many people. raise your own meat like I do.