Guide to Confronting a Factory Farm
The majority of meat, dairy and egg production today takes place inside warehouse-like factory farms, also known officially as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). In addition to forcing animals to live in cruel and inhumane conditions inside confinement their entire lives, these factory farms are also responsible for destroying the environment, air quality, nearby water ways, human health, property values and devastate the wellbeing of the surrounding communities. CAFOs produce enormous amounts of manure and urine that poison the air and pollute waterways and drinking wells. This toxic air, polluted drinking water, and prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria harm and jeapardize human health and the animals living anywhere near CAFO facilities. Nearby rivers and streams become polluted with toxic urine and manure killing fish and natural systems, while also destroying tourism by making drinking water unsafe and water ways unsafe for recreation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates these animal factories.
If you are in a community affected by the development of or presence of a factory farm, get help. The Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) provides free, professional assistance to communities facing factory farms. They provide information on the impacts of factory farms as well as tips about what you need to know, where to find vital information, and how to use this information to successfully protect your community. Learn your rights and how to fight.
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