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Sign Petition: Stop Inhumane, Disease Causing Animal Farming

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We are all affected by the pollution from these farms that runs into our waters causing dead zones with no oxygen resulting in dead fish and fish with sores. The waste from these pig, chicken, cow and fish farms are highly toxic and infiltrate our water.


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Pat B (356)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 11:43 am
Thank you, Tom for this. Noted, and signed.

. (0)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 12:32 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks for all you do, Tom, in bringing these petitions to our attention.

Kathy W (299)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 1:56 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Tom.

liz c (827)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 4:04 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you.

sue M (184)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 4:10 pm
Having trouble signing this petition Tom. It really needs to be more specific. Since when is animal waste toxic? It replenishes the earth. If it is dead animals the author is referring to then it needs to be clearly stated.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 4:13 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Tom.

Dee C (23)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 4:52 pm
Signed & noted..
Thanks Tom..
Great job at bringing attention to these petitions..

Evelyn Z (300)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 5:03 pm

Tom M (814)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 5:50 pm
Good question Sue! If you are referring to "The waste from these pig, chicken, cow and fish farms are highly toxic and infiltrate our waters," you can read about toxic animal waste on the Environmental Protection Agency's website:

Animal feeding operations (AFOs) are farms or feedlots where animals are kept and raised in confined areas for at least 45 days over a 12-month period. AFOs cluster animals, feed, manure and urine, wastewater, dead animals, and production operations on a small land area. Feed is brought to the animals rather than the animals grazing in pastures, fields, or on rangeland. There are approximately 450,000 AFOs in the United States. Common types of AFOs include dairies, cattle feedlots, and poultry farms.

The growing scale and concentration of AFOs has contributed to negative environmental and human health impacts. Pollution associated with AFOs degrades the quality of waters, threatens drinking water sources, and may harm air quality.

A single dairy cow produces approximately 120 pounds of wet manure per day. The waste produced per day by one dairy cow is equal to that of 20-40 people. If not managed correctly, the waste produced by AFOs can pollute the environment – especially water.

Improperly stored or used, animal waste can pollute rivers and underground drinking water supplies. Inadequately sized and poorly-lined ponds or other storage structures allow manure to escape into the surrounding environment. Poorly maintained and unlined corrals let contaminated wastewater containing to seep into ground water.

Animal waste has the potential to contribute pollutants such as nutrients (e.g., nitrate, phosphorous), organic matter, sediments, pathogens (e.g., giardia, cryptosporidium), heavy metals, hormones, antibiotics and ammonia to the waters we use for drinking, swimming and fishing. In addition to water quality problems, AFOs can also contribute to significant air quality problems, including dust, smog, greenhouse gases, and odors.

I hope this answers your question Sue, and thanks for your comment.

Sandra Carr (57)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 5:57 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Tom!

Joycey B (750)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 6:22 pm
Signed,#93 and noted with thanks Tom.

Cher C (1426)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 6:40 pm

# 96: 6:38 pm PDT, May 9, Cher Clarke, Canada

Thnx hun!!


Mandi T (367)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 6:41 pm
Signed Tx Tom

Leigh B (211)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 6:54 pm
Signed, thanks Tom

BernadetteP P (72)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 7:14 pm
noted and signed tom thank agian for this one

sue M (184)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 8:03 pm
Thanks for clearing it up Tom, signed.

Polly pagan (82)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 8:49 pm
signed thankyou

mary f (202)
Sunday May 10, 2009, 3:12 am

Cheree M (46)
Sunday May 10, 2009, 4:17 am
Noted & signed, Thanks

Josée Bayeur (51)
Sunday May 10, 2009, 5:28 am
Noted and signed, thanks Tom.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday May 10, 2009, 6:05 am
Noted & signed. I saw an article (was it one of yours?) which pointed towards a badly run pig farm in Mexico as the cause of the current swine flu epidemic by putting dead pigs into the pigs food.

If an animal is lightly contaminated by pesticides and whatever natural chemicals and elements are picked up by plants before going into the food and the remains of the animal are put back into the food chain, then the other animals will absorb the pollution from that animal and the plants. If this continues, the animals store the pollution/toxic materials and these become more concentrated. Toxins are not expelled from the animal and is eaten by people causing illnesses.

As an example, my father is a chemist and a very long time ago worked with the WHO to find out why an area in Wales had a high incidence of stomach cancer. They discovered that the Welsh grew and ate their own vegetables and that there was a particular element in the ground that was absorbed by the vegetables. As the vegetables concentrated this element, which accumulated in the body, it caused the cancer. It is very difficult to persuade a poor community that needed the vegetables to support themselves to stop eating the food that they grew.

Suzanna van der Voort (271)
Sunday May 10, 2009, 6:16 am
130: 6:18 am PDT, May 10
Noted and signed with thanks Tom

Lili O (15)
Sunday May 10, 2009, 9:09 am
noted and signed and passed on

Cathi Hartline (248)
Sunday May 10, 2009, 1:28 pm
noted and signed thank you Tom, this is why I would rather raise all of my food myself! not just for my sake, but theirs as well! including my gardens feelings too! why cause any more suffering than necessary! blessings of peace

Kari D (192)
Sunday May 10, 2009, 2:09 pm
noted & signer #159

Valerie H (133)
Sunday May 10, 2009, 7:40 pm
Thank you, just signed # 170.

Annie Cowling (116)
Sunday May 10, 2009, 8:24 pm

Kenneth L (314)
Monday May 11, 2009, 5:19 am
Yes, animal factory farms are inhumane for the animals, they smell, they pollute waterways, they are a breeding ground for disease (hence all the anitbiotics needed for them which are passed on to humans), to name some things wrong with them. Such conditions are ideal for problems and trouble galore.

Sandra S (93)
Monday May 11, 2009, 8:35 pm
Notes and signed, thanx Tom.

RosemaryRannes HusbandHospitalHome (650)
Wednesday May 13, 2009, 11:50 pm
Tom thank you for this critical issue as well >
noted, signed and shared... Your Personal Comment
Our children are now worrying that their food is not safe to eat! We do not need nor do we want antibiotics in our food chain!

Angel W (239)
Tuesday May 19, 2009, 12:50 pm
Noted and signed xx
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