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Livestock Waste Threatens Clean Water ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

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Please take action now! Urge the president to direct the EPA to revise its national CAFO pollution rules as soon as possible. Our waterways and the livelihoods that depend on them cannot continue to wait while polluters slip through loopholes in the

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Kit B (276)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:19 am

Signed and shared -- Help us make sure our message is heard loud and clear!
Please encourage your friends and family to send President Obama a letter urging him to protect our nation's waterways from industrial livestock pollution. Thanks, Cher

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:27 am
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:39 am

Pat B (356)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:41 am

Joe R (190)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:11 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Nicole W (646)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:23 am
s/s, ty Cher

Ben O (170)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:26 am
Done! And, if I may say so; -It feels good to be a vegetarian!

Christeen A (369)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:30 am

. (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:53 am
message sent

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:41 am
Humans must stop eating cows, steers, calves now. The destruction to this Earth, her climate, lands, soils, bees, pollinators, species....wolf, buffalo and prairie dog + indigenous people, animals, forests.....stem form the outright theft by greedy invaders and the spread of the money-based mentality.

Monica T (278)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:49 am
PAF validation failure: Address not found - oops!
Sorry, Cher...

. (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:17 am
Signed and Noted.

Julie E (405)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:23 am
Noted, signed and shared.

Mandi T (376)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:06 pm

. (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:08 pm
want a simple easy way to help? do you eat tilapia? DONT it is also called poo bass because it is grown in livestock manure and water. in many places it is also grown and harvested by slaves.
easy? simple? dont eat tilapia and choose free range animals

Twyla Sparks (208)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:21 pm
noted and signed

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:32 pm
Signed ~Thank You

Ken AWAY L (28)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:39 pm
Signed and Noted , Thanks Cher.

norma laborie (33)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:40 pm

Sheila D (28)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:00 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.

Kathleen R (138)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:19 pm
signed & noted

Joy M (169)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:57 pm
noted.. Thanks

Alan Lambert (91)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:01 pm
Signed and Noted

James Doeppers (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:38 pm

David C (131)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:41 pm
done, thanks.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:50 pm

Ruth C (87)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:51 pm
The picture above is so sad, to have those poor animals living like that is just inhumane!

Animae C (513)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:22 pm

Barbara V (51)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:45 pm
Signed. I was raised in the country but never heard of anything like this. How could such a thing happen? But since it HAS happened, look what they feed those poor creatures and the kind of rotten life they lead? How could you expect anything more than contamination in their waste. Long departed are healthy, happy bovines munching on grass and just leaving equally as healthy meadow muffins in their wake. Now, all there is for them and for us is pollution from chemicals and hormones forced down their throats. What a damnable world.

Dori C (17)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:48 pm

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:52 pm
Signed & Noted & Thank you Cher.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:58 pm

Dianne D (490)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:20 pm

Birgit W (160)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:27 pm

Sonny Honrado (5)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:06 pm

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:30 pm
Signed and Noted!

Jeremy S (3)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:44 pm
What is the world coming to? (Don't answer that, please.)

Colleen L (3)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:43 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Cher

Karen Gee (97)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 7:12 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, Cher.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:02 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)

D. R (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:34 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:41 pm
Noted, signed, shared! Thank you Cher!

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:57 pm

Debra T (17)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:13 pm
Signed and Noted.

Diane L (110)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:45 pm
How refreshing it would be if vegans "such as" Yvette would give it a rest as far as preaching to those who aren't vegan. Sure, some waterways may be "other than" pristine because of animals entering them, but if you stop to think about what a CAFO is, they don't let their livestock free roam into stream and waterways, and the animals are kept contained in small enclosures and buildings.

The laws on the books NOW regarding handling of waste from such facilities is adequate, and just needs to be enforced. The place where livestock DO congregate in water sources is in countries such as India where religion forbids the consumption of beef, yet the cows can stand in the public drinking water and pee in the only sources of water available for humans, resulting in disease and dying of thirst, particularly with children. Of course, it's more important to let the cows live and go wherever they wish rather than let kids have clean drinking water, isn't it?

Sheila D (194)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:54 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you.
Agree Diane L.

Diane L (110)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:14 pm
Thank you, GGma. Where I live, it's against the law to allow any domesticated animal to graze or have free access to any natural water source, including lakes, rivers and streams. I don't remember what the exact "set backs" are, but I think it's about 60' on each side and must be fenced off. The fines are substantial!

Inge B (202)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:34 pm
Imagine if everyone was as wise as Yvette and Ben, and not trying to come up with excuses for a lousy way of life.
India You are the future

Love and Understanding

Diane L (110)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:52 pm
Inge, you can't be serious! If India's the future, this planet is in more trouble than any of us ever imagined! Let's see, starting with over-population, extreme sexism towards women (requiring abortions for women pregnant with female fetus'), supporting the marrying off of pre-adolescent girls to receive a "dowary" (which is why nobody wants to bear a female child), mass starvation, poaching and pushing to extinction species such as the Bengal Tiger to get a few bucks from the Chinese who use their parts for herbal medicine, and the list goes on. Oh, let's about allowing children to work in factories for a few pennies a day in horrible conditions? People there are either living in poverty or extremely rich. No such thing as the "caste system" anymore? Uh, huh! If one is "wise" to agree to those things as a way of life, I'm glad the rest of us are so ignorant, or maybe we're all genius' by comparison?

Marie W (67)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:54 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 12:37 am

. (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 2:26 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!

Eternal Gardener (745)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 2:32 am

S S (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 3:19 am
Thank you.

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 3:43 am

Emma S (239)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 4:11 am
Sorry - I tried. I tried with my own (British) address, and it didn't like it. I tried with the American address I usually use and it didn't like that either.

Inge B (202)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 5:00 am
Diane, There is no poverty, inequality, racism, trafficking, war, homelessness, rape. etc. ... in your home country? The process has just begun but the fundamentals are in India. GO VEGAN and feel the unlimited real LOVE

Love and reaction

Lona G (80)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 5:38 am
Noted, but couldn't get it to take my signature

. (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 6:38 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Cher. Clean water is very important.

J. J. (30)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:07 am
Got the same issue as Monica when trying to sign :/

Kenneth Davies (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:08 am
noted with interes

Candace H (4)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:36 am
Signed & Noted.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:09 am

Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:21 am
I couldn't get it to take my signature... sorry

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 10:23 am
Noted , thanks , could not sign !!

Sara P (55)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 11:35 am
PAF validation failure: Address not found :(((((

Marija M (29)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 12:31 pm

Winn A (179)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 5:03 pm

Diane L (110)
Monday August 19, 2013, 12:15 am
Inge, of course there is poverty in my country (the U.S.) as well as drought, flooding, and of course there are differences in personal wealth. However, they are not as extreme as in India where it's either one OR the other, and we don't have to resort to poaching and killing endangered species for $50 in order to survive and feed our families. We also don't allow livestock such as cows to stand in the only source of water available to human beings and then forbid those animals to be consumed in order to stave off starvation. We also don't allow 5-yr-old kids to work all day in sweatshops for $1 a day. I didn't mention "trafficking", nor "rape", did I? Fundamentals? Wow! By your "standards", Inge, I suppose Nigeria or Somalia are the wave of the future, since I'm sure there are a few in those countries who have ethics and morals and are striving for "fundamentals". I most certainly do not see "unlimited real love" in veganism, just judgmental preachings and while you have been most polite, many other vegans have not been. The topic here is maintaining water purity and addressing pollution, specifically from domestic livestock, but as I said, when the topic addresses facts more than personal beliefs, it would be far more credible.

Sherri G (128)
Monday August 19, 2013, 1:36 am
Signed and noted. TY Cher

Inge B (202)
Monday August 19, 2013, 5:31 am
Diane, It was you who mentioned India and their prohibition to eat steak.
With regard to the water issue, I believe that your country had equal problems like India, if you were as many people there as in India.
Poverty in India is perhaps due to Western companies like IKEA, HM ect. and certainly some U.S. companies also exploiting cheap labor.
Is it not true that our major oil companies are destroying our water too? also Monsanto, Swedish and Danish researchers have found large quantities of round up in our groundwater, it is better than cow urine?

Love and Understanding

Diane L (110)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 12:27 am
Inge, try reading what I did actually say. In my comment made at 9:45 P.M. on Sat. 8/17, I said only that many countries "such as" India allow cattle to stand in the only drinkable water, and their children are starving and dying of thirst, while cows are considered sacred and not to be "consumed". Then you came in with praises to a couple of members and said. "India You are the future". You are the one who seems to condone allowing livestock to pollute water, yet allow children to die of thirst and starvation. I most certainly do not. I also never mentioned "steak". What happens in my country has nothing to do with what I mentioned regarding India. Poverty in India has gone on for centuries, since before the British controlled it, and IKEA is a Swedish company. Most of their products are made in China, actually, but I bet they do use cheap labor in India as well.

Underground water sources are polluted with chemical run-off from industrialization, that's true, but the point is still that in this country, cattle and other domestic livestock are NOT allowed to stand in lakes, rivers or streams that are to be used for either drinking water or that contribute to fish populations.

Inge B (202)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 3:06 am
Diane, I think you hung up on words, for me, steak and Beef is the same.
Yes, Ikea and HM is the Swedish company and not better than other Western World companies.
Rounup is a systemic herbicide used in agriculture and is poisoning the groundwater throughout the world, Roundup is a chemical toxin that is much harder to clean than cow urine, here's a link.
If I understand correctly the subject of this petition, the waterways that becoming contaminated by animals in the U.S.

Love, Peace and Understanding

Diane L (110)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 3:52 am
Nope, not hung up on words at all, Inge, but I do try to be factual and not take what others say out-of-context just to argue. If I disagree with something stated, I'll say so, and I sometimes come across, I suppose as being overly blunt, but that's just me being who I am.........I don't say just what I think others may want to read or hear. I will accept your explanation about steak and beef being the same, but it most certainly isn't. Beef is anything FROM a cow, while "steak" is a prime "cut". I am well aware of who owns IKEA, as there is an IKEA near me and I've gone there with a friend who loves the place (I have bought a few things there as well, but it's not my favorite store by any means). I also am very well aware of what "Round-Up" is. It's sold everywhere and Monsanto is one of the biggest "Ag" companies in the country. It probably does "leach" into waterways but the point of discussion is LIVESTOCK WASTE contaminating waterways, not chemical herbicides or pesticides.

Inge B (202)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 11:52 pm
Good morning, about the unlimited love, I am quite sure that everyone has love in his soul, but that some feel unable to devote themselves to love, vegans / vegetarians feel this love and does not want to kill other creatures, many people have tried to describe this love in words but it is the action that gives the answer, here is an interesting man who tried to describe love.

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