Informational meeting about factory hog lots
This was just posted in a thread below and I felt it deserves wider notice. If anyone is interested or concerned about the planned factory hog log proposed for the Barstow area, this seems like an excellent opportunity to educate yourself about it's impact.
Public Hog Plant and Confinement meetings set for this week:Robert F. Kennedy's "Waterkeeper Alliance", a group dedicated to preventing water pollution, has long opposed these "CAFOs," or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.
Saturday Dec 3, 2005--
10am to noon
Riverside Life Center
2420 41st St
2pm to 4pm
Eldridge Public Library
200 N 6th Av
Attend these FREE public informational meetings to learn how these businesses will impact the community and our environment. They reach out 80 to 100 miles from origin when built!
See some experts talk about it - not just politicians.....
Since 1999, Waterkeeper Alliance has focused on the environmental and social devastation caused by large factory farms (“CAFOs,” or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations). CAFOs, which cram thousands of animals into warehouse style buildings, create one of the greatest sources of water pollution in the country. CAFOs contribute to the pollution of 129,000 river miles, 3.2 million lake acres, and more than 2,800 estuarine square miles.Where do "YoungRIDem" and Sen. Jacobs stand on this issue? One would presume that their professed love of and desire to protect our waterways as evidenced by their wanting to give handouts to a company which may or may not stem the Asian Carp infestation would assure that they're firmly opposed to these factory hog farms. I wonder.
What does this mean to you? In many states, a summer day at your favorite spots for fishing, swimming, or canoeing can be ruined by water pollution caused by CAFOs. Massive algae blooms, fish kills, high levels of bacteria in the water – all of these things are caused by CAFO pollution. And it’s not just on the surface - drinking water from wells may be contaminated with nitrates from CAFOs, causing serious health problems.