Raise a Stink on the State Street Steps on October 22nd
10 am – 12 pm
Madison State Capitol, State Street
We are at a crossroads in Wisconsin. Our water, air and quality of life is threatened by industrial agriculture and its factory farming. You only have to look at Kewaunee County and their polluted wells; the DNR's incorporation of Attorney General Brad Schimel’s opinion on the cumulative impacts of high capacity wells; Midwest Environmental Advocates Petition for Corrective Action; or the Legislative Audit Bureau's report on the DNR's wastewater permitting and enforcement to see that the CAFO way of doing business is causing harm across this state.
We The People have the power to change what no longer serves us but we must stand together; unified in our message that we will exercise our collective power to protect our rights to clean water, clean air and a good quality of life. It's time our elected officials in Madison decide to stand with us, the citizens of Wisconsin, and help us push back against a greedy and immoral industry that is poisoning our rural communities.
We are not 'radicals', 'tree-huggers' or 'environmental activists'. We are people who are protecting our homes, our water, and quality of life from an industry with a horrid track record of polluting rural communities.
This is a classic David and Goliath battle. The CAFO industry is entrenched in our statehouses; where they have an undue amount of influence in the legislative, regulatory and legal arenas but Wisconsin citizens are standing up and fighting back. Factory farming is NOT about feeding the world; it's about feeding the bottom line of industrial agriculture and it's time to demand accountability from CAFO owners, our elected officials and our regulatory agencies.
Come to Madison on October 22 and help us raise a stink on the doorstep of where this mess started — at the Capital in 2006 when Governor Doyle passed the Livestock Siting Law and local communities were placed in the cross-hairs of factory farming.