Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Life for Residents Near Hog Farms Just Got Much Worse

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

In the midst of last week’s, um, stormy news cycle, the meat industry quietly scored a pair of legislative coups, both of which bolster corporate power to impose the downsides of factory-scale animal farming on communities.

One victory will affect people who live near these large operations. In North Carolina alone, 160,000 people reside within a half mile of vast open cesspools fu…