New Organization Seeks to Eradicate Factory Farms

| 5/8/2009 5:51:35 PM

Tags: industrial agriculture, livestock welfare, agricultural policy, human and environmental health,

New Swine Flu


Look out filthy, disease-ridden factory farms: There’s a new kid in town. An organization has surfaced to restore law and order, Wyatt Earp/Dodge City-style. 

The Center to Expose and Close Animal Factories (CECAF) was launched April 30, with the objective to “achieve safe, sensible, and sustainable farming and ranching in America through policy development, public education, corporate pressure, community forums and advocacy partnerships.” The launch of this group couldn’t be more appropriate, considering that a Smithfield Foods swine operation is rumored to be ground zero in the recent H1N1 swine flu outbreak. 

Attorneys and co-founders Charlie Speer and Richard Middleton plan to use the experience they gained from the more than 300 lawsuits they helped bring against industrial agriculture giants to mobilize communities in opposition of factory farms, which it says endangers the health of both humans and the environment. With an armory of regulatory, legal and legislative tools, CECAF is on a mission to end the inhumane and dangerous practices of confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.   

Don't forget to sign up to receive e-mail updates on CECAF's progress. 

5/16/2009 9:21:04 AM

I love the operative word in the first paragraph of MC's comment. FORCE. I for one am one of those people who will not let you use FORCE. Feel free to eat what you want. I will be free to eat what I want. You may hold the 'Normals' with contempt, that's OK, I hold you and your kind the same way. The nanny state and socialism state utopia you live in has failed all over the world. Get over it and grow up. And yes your soul is little. Ken

5/15/2009 7:29:22 AM

Anyone who has actually looked into the background and the TRUE origin of H1N1 will know that it is a man made virus. A couple of months ago, Baxter Pharmaceuticals "accidentally" mixed avian flu H5N1 with the current flu vaccine they were sending out. US mainstream media didn't talk about this much. Bottom line, when they mix, the Avian flu, which was previously not transferable human-to-human, is now transferable as well as can now mutate into something different. The swine flu was determined to be a combination of 3 different strains into one. The ONLY way that this is possible is if man put it together. So while this new organization may be helpful and use the swine flu as a kick off point, I think I want to see just what they are planning before assuming it is a good thing.

5/10/2009 8:23:13 AM

Exactly my point.

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