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Keep Our Drinking Water Safe from Factory Farming

This petition had 6,086 supporters

We, the citizens of Jackson County, Illinois hereby petition you to suspend the opening and operation of the Everett Kauffman Poultry Operation.

The facility is located within the watershed of Cedar Lake Reservoir, just ¼ mile northwest of the lake. Cedar Lake Reservoir serves over 50,000 water customers in our area. The farm presents unacceptable health risks to all water customers and their families, including, but not limited to:

  • Threats of biological contamination from chicken waste
  • A major increase in the mosquito population, and an attendant increase in mosquito-borne illnesses including West Nile Virus, Avian Flu, and Heartworm

Water contamination may also cause algal blooms that kill fish and may compromise water quality for drinking and recreation. Aside from health risks, factory farms drive down property value in our area, literally "stink up" the air and promote a culture of cruelty towards animals that is unacceptable.

Please take time to sign this petition and let the state of Illinois know we will not stand idly by as our water is being contaminated.


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