Your Views: Factory farms threaten state’s drinking water
Your Views: Factory farms threaten state’s drinking water.
Factory farms have turned dairy cows into machines and are producing more excrement than Wisconsin’s landscape can handle.
In Kewaunee County, up to 60 percent of the drinking water wells are contaminated.
This is not Wisconsin farming.
The manure is typically flushed out with water so its volume is multiplied several times over and then channeled into holding tanks or open pit lagoons.
Operators don’t just apply the waste once but over and over as these are animal factories producing excrement in huge volumes.
By repeatedly dumping liquid and solid manure on these fields, an underground sewage system exists that contaminates waterways and ultimately drinking water wells.
Scott Walker to declare “No more CAFOs.
No more using Wisconsin’s land, water and air as a manure pit.”