Renew Pepin County's Factory Farm Moratorium

Renew Pepin County's Factory Farm Moratorium

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Carrie Shanahan started this petition to Land Conservation Committee of the Pepin County Board and

Large animal feedlots, or "concentrated animal feeding operations" are coming to Wisconsin from places like Iowa where they have created tremendous water and air pollution. These pollutants do more than create dirty water and unpleasant odors, they discharge pollutants that cause various cancers, birth defects, diabetes, blue-baby syndrome, hypertension, debilitating and life-threatening respiratory diseases. They also treat animals inhumanely.

Pepin County's Moratorium is set to expire. Our ordinance is insufficient, which puts us at risk of these factory farms moving in. We already have the largest percentage of contaminated wells in WI. Yours could be next. The Findings of Fact that was developed by your Committee is a factual, peer reviewed document that outlines the impacts of nitrates on human health. We need to protect our citizens and our land from these dangers. We need to:

1) adopt the renewal of the Moratorium and pass it on to the full County board, so work on the draft Ordinance can continue.

2) adopt, as a separate document, the extensive scientific Findings of Fact as found in the draft Ordinance, and to pass it on to the full Pepin County Board.

More information on these farms can be found here- along with efforts from another WI county to combat them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8akdqxDff9Y

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