Sunday, November 20, 2005

Indiana Citizens Against CAFO/CFO Hog Factory Farm Unite

There's just over 40 minutes to go before we all meet at the church today to discuss the new hog farm under construction beside Area 8 of the Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area in Japser County, Indiana.

On the one hand, some of us feel we've been defeated before we begin...

On the other hand, we've noticed several people picking up on this story, such as the Indiana lawyer who writes Kemplog. Trackback URL -- Article URL

Here is another report that hit the newstands:

NWITimes - Battle over Wheatfield hog farm brewing

And there are more -- but we need plenty more!

You know, one of the BIG things often overlooked in these types of factory farming operations are the associated health risks. Even the House put forth a Bill in May of this year - 2005 - providing plenty of references to one risk often overlooked: the growing menace of antibiotic use in large livestock operations such as CAFOs.

You can see a copy of the new bill presented here.

Also, if you want to see a long list of Health Concerns we've drawn up (which really only scratches the surface) here is a link to a report I did up for an educational handout.

I'll be back with more news on this disturbing subject soon. Until then, wish us luck. We really really really need it!

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