U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeal SIOUX CITY, Iowa––Two years after convicting egg barons Jack DeCoster and his son Peter DeCoster for their roles in causing one of the worst salmonella outbreaks ever to hit the U.S. public, senior U.S. District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett of the Northern District of Iowa has signed […]
Pooped on for profit: pigs, chickens, & people in North Carolina
Governor stood up to pork barrel politics, but Republicans overrode his veto RALEIGH, TROUTMAN, North Carolina––Rejecting pork barrel politics, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper on May 5, 2017 vetoed North Carolina House Bill 467, which would have limited the compensation that aggrieved homeowners can win in lawsuits against factory pig farms over stench and […]
Factory farmer Austin “Jack” DeCoster sentenced to prison––but will he really do time?
Three months & fines SIOUX CITY, Iowa––U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett on April 13, 2015 sentenced egg and pork barons Austin “Jack” DeCoster, 81, of Turner, Maine, and his son Peter DeCoster, 51, of Clarion, Iowa, to serve three months each in prison and pay fines of $100,000 each for selling salmonella-contaminated eggs from their […]