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Stop the Taxpayer Giveaway to Factory Farms! - Farm Aid


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Peace
- 3422 days ago - farmaid.org
The longer the USDA continues this misguided policy, the greater the threat to small farmers who are already being squeezed in this economy. Plz sign the letter telling Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to stop using taxpayer $ to prop up factory farms



   

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JennyLynn W (246)
Monday September 7, 2009, 11:21 pm
I grew up on a small family farm. No pesticides, no herbicides, no hormones; free running chickens and big pastures for the livestock. We could pick fruit and veggies and eat them standing in the yard. No runoff, no pollution, no cruelty, no awful situations like on factory farms. Why would we ever give tax dollars to factory farms who use hormones and all sorts of nasty stuff. Yuk! Please sign the petition! Thanks for the story!
 

Peace Monger (185)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 2:07 pm
Thanx to all who've signed and passed it along
And to you...JennyLynn, for your 'herstory'
 

Tierney G (381)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 4:29 pm
Signed Thankyou so much KIm!!!!! Excellent Petition please sign!!!!
 

cowboss at wscc (68)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 5:52 pm
Cannot sign the petition as we live in Canada BUT wish I could and wish the political boneheads who run this country and who (regrettably) represent the Canadian populace could/would come to realize that there is a lot more to the "cost of food" than the ###'s on the cash register at the SuperSlop Grocery Store.

Seems our grocery stores are So intent on selling "cheap food" that they are even selling beef from the US where they feed poultry feces to cattle to lower the cost!

cowboss
 

Gayla S (50)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 7:50 pm
All of my Grandparents were farmers. In addition, even tho it's hard, my younger cousins still live and farm the land in Okla.
Noted & signed. Tks.
 

Adrienne Y (17)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 7:58 pm
I grew up in farming country in Illinois, I too know the importance of not shooting animals up with hormones and filling their feed full of garbage. It was a hard life, but everybody helped everybody else, not for pay but because that is what neighbors did. We helped each other. I gathered eggs, fed chickens, combined fields and couldn't wait til my legs got long enough to drive the tractor. Those were the good old days we need them back to go back to family values.
 

chris b (2474)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 1:20 am
I live in the largest County in England in afarming village. The farms here are mostly small but provide a huge ammount of the UKs grain, dairy ,meat and veg supplies. The only factory farming is chicken and turkey and they are disgusting foul (excuse the oun ) places all artificial light and no normal behaviuor for the birds and even the vehicles have to be pressure washed and disinfected after loading operations.
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 5:50 am
small farms to form the back bone of society and employ a certian amount of people. They should be supported in all they do
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 6:47 am
Thankful for Willie Nelson and the others for what they do. Is a shame we have to have Farm Aid to begin with. I have felt that our society has become more sick as the factory farms increased and the horrible conditions the animals are kept in. Those who eat meat consume the life force from the animals meat and that life force that was treated in such horrible way is going into us as a negative. The chemicals injected into the animals go into our bodies and all the chemicals that are used to spray the plants. These factory farms are killing us.
 

Mary Cook (518)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 8:33 am
"You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Toward Animal Rights
"That animals should be the subject of serious moral concern may seem a rather strange idea. After all, the gulf between us and them is enormous—so the theory goes—that we can’t possibly think of them in the same way as ourselves. We eat them, hunt them, laugh at them, wear them, inflict pain upon them. Our language itself reflects the bias. “Animal” or “pig” are just two of many terms of abuse commonly used. Intelligence, cooperation and altruism are all allegedly human characteristics, while territoriality, aggression and dominance are considered to belong to the realm of animal nature.
But the myth has to be sustained for some deeply rooted practices may be threatened. Animal experimentation and factory farming are the two greatest examples of “speciesism” at work. We have chosen to deny other animals fundamental consideration purely because they happen to belong to other species of animal. Like racism, speciesism is arbitrary and irrational. And it explains why otherwise decent people can condone suffering on a vast scale, pay for it with their taxes, and bestow titles and honors on those who carry out the atrocities."
Martyn Ford, 1954-
 

An-Drew B (0)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 11:41 am
Yes we should support our Farmers in any way we can.
These Farmers not only deserve our support, they deserve
our respect. The Farmers work very very hard in their
efforts to grow health crops and create all the dairy products
that we enjoy everyday. They fight with nature in order to
assure us very fresh and healthy products no matter what
"mother nature" has o through at them. In addition, we need
to stop complaining about the price increase they have to
charge us. These price increases are brought on by "mother
nature" and other factors these Farmers have to deal with in order
to bring us our foods and beverages. Please in form me of all
that i can do to assist in the support of all Farmers. Thank you.

Sincerely;

Mr. An-Drew Boger
9/9/'09-W.
2:41 P. M. E. S. T.
 

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Silas Smith (0)
Tuesday September 15, 2009, 4:07 pm
I'm just like some of the rest - the best of my childhood was going on the farms that surrounded the inland - We lived on the hillside by the lake. The farms were all around the lake for miles - and I always tried my best to go to each one . Where I knew the farmers. Finally they would call mon & dad to come get me. We need to stay that way . All natural and no chemicals and no spolige from too much produced. Then pricing don't go sky high.
 
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