Imagine the most beautiful place in your state. It’s so nice!
Now, imagine six thousand hogs pooping all over that place. Not so nice, right?
That, in an extremely oversimplified way, is what the battle to save Arkansas’ Buffalo National River is all about.
“The CAFO will house up to 6,500 hogs and there will be some 2 million gallons of waste produced annually, which is a lot of hog crap.
After collecting the hog feces and urine in clay-bottomed ponds, the waste will be sprayed onto a dozen or so nearby fields. As gross as that sounds, it is a pretty standard way for factory farms to dispense of animal waste, but rarely are these industrial hog farms so close to a nationally protected river. And, you know, rain is a thing. And so are floods. So it defies common sense to think that this hog factory is not going to eventually end up polluting one of the most beautiful rivers in America.
So, yeah, this is a big deal.”
Read the rest: Save the Buffalo River! America’s first national river threatened by Cargill factory hog farm