Stop a Factory Farm from Coming to Montague
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A Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) is in the process of being opened in our community, not only is the location of the factory pig farm a concern for property owners in the surrounding area, it also happens to lie on the Flower Creek watershed that feeds directly into Lake Michigan. Due to the location of our community, our water sources are extremely sensitive to pollution such as farm sewage runoff, antibiotic resistant bacteria, high nitrate levels, increased ammonia levels, etc; all of which have been traced back to CAFO's.
The shear increase in waste being introduced into our community by 8,000 pigs total annually, is what will have the most impact. Each pig averages 3 gallons of manure a day for a total of over 1 million gallons of manure per year. That waste is going to have to find a place in our community's farm fields. That is manure that doesn't currently exist in our community's watershed right now.
The following issues have all been linked to CAFO contamination: algae blooms, fish die offs, beaches closed due to E. Coli, decreased property values, higher rates of asthma, air pollution, etc.
Please help defend the health of our community, our clean air, our lakes and our property values by taking action! Tell Marsh Swine Farm and Valley View Pork the people who live in this community DO NOT want a pig CAFO built here!
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