RIGHT TO HARM screenings are now being scheduled in Iowa. Find out where you can view the film – or schedule one for your community. 

Right to Harm is a national exposé on the public health, environmental, and lifestyle impacts of factory farms. Award-winning filmmakers Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher (SUSTAINABLE) document the ongoing battle with factory farms in Iowa as well as in Wisconsin, North Carolina, Arizona, and Delmarva.       

Find out where Right to Harm is screening in Iowa. Here’s the schedule.

Schedule a screening for your community here.

Each of Iowa’s 13,000 factory farms are built in communities of neighbors who have few protections and little ability to have a meaningful say 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.

Wechsler and Speicher address the “human welfare” impacts of factory farms, revealing the social injustice of this industrial system that is largely unknown to a broad swath of US consumers.

The film also exposes the failures of state agencies to adequately regulate industrial agriculture and chronicles actions taken by disenfranchised citizens demanding justice from their legislators.

Iowa’s Fight Featured in Right to Harm: The Iowa segment examines the plight of an Iowa County resident who was confronted with two 1200-head CAFOs built across from his family’s 145-year old farm shortly after he retired there. It also features the efforts of many Iowans coming together to protect their communities.

Watch the Trailer:

Thursday, February 21 • 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

We have a factory farm moratorium bill again this year!

Momentum for a moratorium is growing. The number of cosponsors this year has more than doubled.

To keep moving the moratorium forward, the Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, and Food and Water Watch are jointly organizing a Factory Farm Moratorium Day to lobby legislators to support the moratorium.

Iowa is in the midst of a factory farm crisis. Please join us to let our legislators know we need to fix it NOW!

Here is the schedule: 

9:30 – 10:00 am – Wallace Building Auditorium. Register and enjoy some hot coffee and refreshments to power up for the day.

10:00 – 10:30 am – Lobby Day Training. Get talking points on the moratorium bills. Learn lobbying basics from Iowa CCI’s Adam Mason. Form small groups before heading over to the Rotunda.

10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Lobby Elected Officials 

12:30 – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break. Enjoy a meal in the lower level State House cafeteria or in several nearby restaurants.

1:30 pm – Press Conference and Rally – Assemble in the Rotunda for the press conference and rally that begins promptly at 2:00 pm. Bring some signs or use some of ours. (Stay tuned for the announcement of our speakers.)

2:30 pm – Enjoy a sing-a-long performance of the Raging Grannies after the press conference concludes.

RSVP here to let us know if you can join us.

Here’s where to go: 

Wallace Building Auditorium, 502 E. 9th Street, Des Moines

(Across the street from the State Capitol)

Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines

Don’t miss this opportunity on February 21 to send an important message to the Iowa State Legislature that Iowa’s factory farm system is broken and needs to be fixed. It’s time for a factory farm moratorium NOW!