Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Cow CAFO Stink

We were so busy protesting the Jasper Hog CAFO, that we didn't pay much attention to the Dairy CAFOs going in around this area... Not until a few days ago when the wind was "just right" and we got a whiff of how bad they could be. UGH!

Thankfully, we don't get much wind from that direction on a hot summer day... and there's a wee bit of a windbreak between us and them. But now, after reading a NEW STUDY on Air Emissions from Confined Swine Feeding Operations, I'm beginning to wonder if the "stuffy head" feeling I have had for the past 3 weeks is owing to CAFOs. In my whole life, I've never had asthma or allergies (other than my alergic-like reaction to alcohols of any kind), and yet this feels so much like allergies I've read about.

I feel sorry for the folks over in Grant & Randolph Counties. I hope they take E.T. Kemp's advice and get over to the Grace Factory Farm site right away.

Still, I know first-hand what a battle it is when you're not just fighting the CAFOs from walking all over you... when you know there's a LOT of GOVT muscle behind this "march" for "so-called progress" in agriculture.

Is it any wonder that people are becoming skeptical of the Govt. bodies set up to protect us and our rights? The recent Benzene conspiracy (for lack of a better term) is a good example.

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