Sunday, February 11, 2007

Have you HERD the word?

Yes, an appeal has been filed against the Jasper County BZA. You can read more about it here. (and don't forget to leave a comment on their site)

Not sure if my post went through on the above site.

Here's another place you might want to leave a comment for Senator Gutwein. For the record, here's what I posted:
Rep. Gutwein, yes there is a gap, but in my humble opinion, the gap exists between the politicians and government officials who have been placed in positions to wield the power that has allowed CAFOs to swallow up our family farms and trash our rural communities. The lack of truth being dished out by pro-CAFO politicians and their Big AG financial supporters astounds me. It reminds me of the days when so many "officials" declared for the record that smoking can't harm you. This industrialization of Agriculture is steadily damaging more and more of our water, soil and air ...and yet, you stand idly by while you give them special "nuisance law" protections that strip rural citizens of their rights to defend their families and their homes. Shame on you.
You know, the more I hear and see and learn about this CAFO issue, the more I'm reminded of the DVD/Video documentary -- Who Killed The Electric Car -- there are some striking similarities in what is being done to rural Indiana, and to the smaller, traditional farmers here in Indiana.

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