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Livestock Falling Ill in Fracking Regions, Raising Concerns About Food


Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, activism, activists, destruction, ecosystems, green, conservation, water, pollution, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy, pollution, wildlife )

Cal
- 688 days ago - theecologist.org
In the midst of the US domestic energy boom, livestock on farms near oil-and-gas drilling operations nationwide have been quietly falling sick and dying.



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Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:41 am
That is not a good sign.
 

Winn Adams (203)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:49 am
So sad . . . .
 

John B. (122)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:56 am
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Elizabeth Royte. Just one more reason fracking should be banned. All living creatures will be harmed by this method of extraction. Read and noted
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:19 am
But...but....but.....big energy companies want PROFITS!
 

James Travers (49)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:22 am
This is what happens when you put something of this magnitude into operation without long term study first. There will one day be similar reports about genetically modified foods as well. And by the time the oil companies (and Monsanto) have fought the evidence for years, it may be too late to do anything about the damage they have caused.
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:33 am
Poor cows. They are doomed no matter what. Instead of pitying them, people are concerned with contaminants in our "food chain." Most people who eat beef have never actually seen, or pet, or looked into the eyes of, any cow in their entire life. This fracking is poisoning all of us and must be stopped. But I find it especially tragic for these animals, because if they survive this nightmare they are doomed to face another. The hands of the energy corporations AND the ranchers are full of blood. The animal holocaust continues.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:35 am
Milk shakes yes. Shaken milk no!
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:55 pm
Isn't that just wonderful the way these idiots are killing off animals who in turn produce food that feeds is???? Just shows how much these fools care about us..not one bit. Thanks Cal
 

Pamela C. (75)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:20 pm
Wish I could make the people responsible for the fracking suffer first.
 

Marie Russell-Barker (13)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:21 pm
These animals are being poisoned by the food that they eat food that they have been eating all of their lives. They eat grass which comes from the grounds that are being saturated with oil and gases. Write your elected officials and let them know this is unexceptionably. Start a petition right here. Let a wide range of people know what is taking place and how it will affect them.
 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:32 pm
Please help to stop fracking everywhere. Thank you.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:42 pm
noted, thanks
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:01 pm
What good is oil and gas if our food is poisoned? We all need healthy food.
 

Sheila S. (65)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:44 pm
Couldn't even read the entire article, it's so disgusting and aggravating! Fracking should be BANNED!
 

Linda P. (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:17 pm
Fracking should be banned. The animals always suffer and die because of humans . What type of research has the government done on the long term effects of fracking on land,animals and people or will that wait until the damage and lives lost is done. This is unacceptable and obviously being kept quiet.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:33 pm
Thx
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:28 pm
Great article , Cal!!.....and I just posted an article about fracking from "Truthout" here at Care2, in Enviroment (new), with some more astonishing statistics about the chemicals per water ratios with fracking, nuclear and coal..................the insanity for temporary profits..temporary, as when we all get sick from no water, no food and all the pollution,..we can't work and we can't PAY for energy..........this is genocide!!!!!!!!
 

Leanne B. (28)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:49 pm
The ones doing all the damage do none of the suffering.
 

Robby R. (15)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:19 pm
TY
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:11 pm
This should be a big fat clue.
 

ellen m. (222)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:04 am
I remember when Barstow's problem (think Erin Brokovitch) was found out and people were agahst that something could possibly taint your water..

Fracking will make that look so miniscule in comparison.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:48 am
Ban Fracking !
 

Ruth S. (298)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:04 am
Animals always are the ones to suffer, no matter what happens the animals always will pay with their live's!
 

Dianne D. (462)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 8:57 am
Animals should not have to suffer and there should be no fracking. Stop eating meat and dairy so animals don't have to suffer living on dairy and factory farms.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:32 am
Very disturbing. I imagine nothing will happen until humans become ill from consuming products from infected cows.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:03 pm
Between fracking and GMO's, what will be left that is truly organic, or "clean?" Reading many articles over the past couple years, it would seem to me that our planet and eco-system is being systematically destroyed because of greed and insatiable wealth.
 

John Farnham (53)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:18 pm
Lois Jordan Your thoughts are echoed by many others. I Searched Rumsfeld Monsanto years ago and found a connection to wars of resource exploitation. The Panelist had a piece as an essay that was later reposted as a video "The Real Winner in Iraq Was Monsanto" Seed stocks are no longer the property of people but of corporations. They have no concern for anything but the bottom line - yet sustainability beats their programs hands down in a sane world. But hey - the cattle who didn't actually die from poisoning of their systems...still made it into the food chain.
 
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