This land is our land

Lately I’ve felt a bit bombarded by world events and corporate power: bombs, tornadoes, gun control, women’s rights, farmer’s rights, and the list goes on. I have signed a lot of petitions and sent a lot of requests to others to do the same through Twitter and Facebook.

Now, I’m requesting that you consider sending an email to Cargill (C&H Farms) about their decision to start an industrial hog farm (Swine Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) in the watershed of the United State’s first National River, the Buffalo National River. The amount of damage this farm can do in a single month is immense and nearly permanent (at least in our short lifetimes). The amount of economic value it will provide the community is negligible.

Send an email directly to Cargill:

https://www.emailtracker.cargill.com/PAFFAIRS/emailtracker.nsf/emailformExt?OpenForm

Need more information? Read this:

http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/2013/03/21/proposed-hog-farm-near-buffalo-river-raises-pollution-concerns/

Want to see why I care? Look at these photos:

http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2013/04/17/photo-essay-a-hog-farm-for-the-buffalo-river-watershed

UPDATE: I wrote a letter to Cargill using the link above. They emailed me back, directly, with a polite email about how they support multi-generation family farms in rural Arkansas. Sure. Fine. Support families. Everyone has a family. This is not, however, a small-scale endeavor. CAFOs are nothing but bad news even for a company that ‘cares’ about its employees and the environment.

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