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Petitioning President of the Board of Harrison County Commissioners James Goldman and 1 other

Stop The Expansion of A Hog Factory Farm in Indiana


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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Letter to
President of the Board of Harrison County Commissioners James Goldman
Harrison County Commissioner Buck Mathes
I am writing to ask you to enact an ordinance restricting factory farms in Harrison Country. The one and only factory farm in Harrison county, a hog farm with 4,000 animals, is looking to double their farm. In response your constituents that live near the farm have organized a group, Citizens of Harrison County for Sustainable Farming, opposing the expansion and asking for a county ordinance restricting industrial farms.

Those living near the farm have legitimate concerns. They have reported sore throats, burning eyes and runny noses, similar to an allergic reaction. The farm decreases their property value, and pollutes the air and water. “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

Doubling such a farm is wrong, and so is letting any new factory farm into your county. Pass an ordinance and keep factory farms out of Harrison County.