Smithfield Foods, Inc., responded today to a lawsuit filed in North Carolina by two trial lawyers on behalf of Bobby Kennedy, Jr., and other self-styled environmental activists over the issue of disposal of hog waste by Smithfield's North Carolina hog production subsidiaries."This is nothing but a publicity stunt designed to raise money for out-of- state 'activist groups,' fronted by trial lawyers looking to make millions on the backs of hog farmers," said Richard J.