Stop The Expansion of A Hog Factory Farm in Indiana
  • Petitioned James Goldman

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President of the Board of Harrison County Commissioners
James Goldman
Harrison County Commissioner
Buck Mathes

Stop The Expansion of A Hog Factory Farm in Indiana

    1. Taylor Leake
    2. Petition by

      Taylor Leake

      Philadelphia, PA

There is only one Factory Farm in Harrison County, Indiana. It consists of 4,000 hogs, but the owners want to add a second 4,000 hog barn to the operation. Their neighbors aren't too happy about that. They've started Citizens of Harrison County for Sustainable Farming to oppose the expantion.

Factory farms like this one reduce property values and pollute the nearby air and water. Those living near the farm have reported sore throats, burning eyes and runny noses, similar to an allergic reaction. “The bottom line is that at every level these things are wrong,” said Lance Dunbar, who helped organize Citizens of Harrison County for Sustainable Farming

Stand with Citizens of Harrison Country for Sustainable Farming in opposing this expansion. Write to the county commisioners and ask them to enact an ordinance restricting factory farms in Harrison Country.

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. This is what could happen in Harrison County:

      Taylor Leake
      Petition Organizer

      In 2008, a Bartholomew County, Indiana hog producer agreed to shutter his operation and pay $7,750 fine for a manure spill that allegedly harmed state waterways.

    3. Factory Farm Fight

      Taylor Leake
      Petition Organizer

      Harrison County group gets some coverage over at Veg News

    4. Taylor Leake
      Petition Organizer

      The number of factory farmed hogs in Indiana grew by 18 percent to 3.3 million between 1997 and 2007.

    5. Taylor Leake
      Petition Organizer

      The 3.3 million hogs, 71,000 dairy cows, nearly 24,000 beef cattle, 22.5 million egg-laying hens and 4.7 million broiler chickens on factory farms in Indiana produce as much untreated manure as 87 million people — nearly 14 times the population of Indiana.

    6. Reached 1 signatures
    7. Taylor Leake
      Petition Organizer

      There are only twice as many people as factory farmed hogs in Indiana, and if factory farms like this one are allowed to expand, that ratio could get worse.

    8. Taylor Leake
      Petition Organizer

      There are about 650 factory farms in Indiana...lets make sure there is at least one county where they don't totally take over.

    9. Taylor Leake
      Petition Organizer

      Harrison County is home to Indiana's first state capitol and is one of Indiana's fastest growing counties...how long do you think that will last if they let factory farms take over?

    10. Reached 750 signatures
    11. Taylor Leake
      Petition Organizer

      Want more info on factory farming in Indiana? Check out the Factory Farm Map:

    12. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      This Harrison County factory farm wants to increase its farm size from 4,000 hogs to 8,000 hogs

    13. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Land within 3 miles of a CAFO loses 6.6% of its value, according to the University of Missouri

    14. Reached 500 signatures
    15. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      The Harrison County factory farm wants to DOUBLE its size!

    16. Reached 250 signatures
    17. Indiana Citizens Tackle Factory Farm Expansion

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Residents of Harrison County, Indiana are having some issues with their neighbor. This neighbor is making the air smell bad, decreasing land values, and causing citizens to suffer from sore throats, burning eyes, and runny noses.
      You see, Harrison...

    18. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Grace U. CHARLOTTE, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      End factory farming before it gets out of hand!

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    • Alan Francisco SAN YSIDRO, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      Pollution and animal cruelty don't serve Indiana.

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    • James Dennewitz WAVERLY, OH
      • about 3 years ago

      This type of "farming" should be outlawed, it ruins the environment for miles around. If these corporations had to pay the cost of their pollution, then Organic meat would be cheeper that these torte chambers.

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    • angela tierney TOLEDO, OH
      • about 3 years ago

      These farms are disgusting. In stead of expanding we need to limit these types of farms. This is our food, we should have higher standards. And you wonder why every other day there is a story on the news about e-coli from this and salmonilla from that?

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    • Barbara Tomlinson SEATTLE, WA
      • about 3 years ago

      “The bottom line is that at every level these things are wrong.” Sure thing. A tiny group of BILLIONAIRES makes HUGE PROFITS off of these horrors; all the rest of us, and the animals, SUFFER so that these bloated profits keep rolling in to those FEW at the very top of the giant Corporations. Family farms and farmers lose their livelihoods; huge areas are made unfit and un-inhabitable for human beings {and animals!}; we all {and the animals!} get SICK from the diseases spread by overcrowding, rampant use of ever-less-effective antibiotics, and FILTH that our potential food lives in. But, oh, it's all for the good of the PROFITS FOR A FEW.

      {Instead of farmers living there, unskilled laborers are imported from foreign countries to work at the lowest wages possible, amidst the most appalling FILTH and terribly unsafe working conditions imaginable. More disease, more deaths, more stink and squalor, MORE PROFITS that way!}

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