29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Maxwell, Senior Political Director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, addresses the role everyone can play in protecting our communities at the JFAN Annual MeetingMore CAFOs
Are Coming -- What YOU Can Do on October 7 at 7:15 pm at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N.
It's because Cargill and Big Food have monopolized the market by brainwashing the public into believing that cheap CAFO
meat is okay, while controlling nearly all of the meat-processing plants in the country.
In North Carolina, scientists found, "Fecal indicator bacteria were detected at concentrations that exceeded federal and state recreational water quality guideline values, with the highest concentrations observed immediately downstream of swine CAFO
30) A later Iowa study (31) finds extensive literature documenting acute and chronic respiratory disease and dysfunction among CAFO
workers from exposures to complex mixtures of particulates, gases, and vapors; it concludes that CAFO
air emissions may constitute a public health hazard.
manure and leakages from manure lagoons, which CAFOs
often use to comply with the Clean Water Act, have caused "dead zones" in the Gulf of Mexico and Chesapeake Bay, and killed millions of fish.
The hog industry in North Carolina changed rapidly starting in the 1970s, when Wendell Murphy applied the CAFO
model, already used for poultry, to swine.
The two organizations filed a joint memorandum of law in support of their motion seeking summary judgment against EPA in a lawsuit that aims to prevent the agency from re-releasing the names, home addresses, global positioning system coordinates and personal contact information of CAFO
operators and owners in 29 states and releasing such information in six other states in response to FOIA requests by environmental groups.
implemented) should be borne by CAFO
operators themselves, not supported
were not the target of any complaints reported to local health departments.
Preamble to the 2003 CAFO
Regulations, supra note 24, at 7212 (acknowledging the use of manure as a fertilizer for crop production, but noting that applications need to be site-specific to ensure appropriate utilization of nutrients); see also J.
The 2005 Waterkeeper case required EPA to abandon the approach that it had proposed in 2003 for regulating CAFO
slaughterhouses generally won't deal with the smaller numbers of animals that most organic meat producers are slaughtering at any one time.