Don’t Force Farm Animals to Endure a Lifetime in Confinement

Target: Eric Holcomb, Governor of Indiana

Goal: Safeguard animal welfare, public health, and the environment.

Indiana is witnessing a concerning proliferation of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), where animals endure cramped and inhumane conditions. This issue extends beyond the well-being of animals, as it also poses substantial risks to public health and the environment.

CAFOs produce staggering quantities of animal waste, leading to contamination of local water sources and air pollution. These environmental hazards endanger the health of neighboring communities and contribute to broader ecological problems, including water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Furthermore, current regulations governing CAFOs in Indiana fall short in effectively addressing these concerns. Stricter regulations are an imperative necessity to ensure ethical treatment of animals, including sufficient space and humane living conditions.

There should be adequate management of animal waste to prevent soil and water pollution, consistent monitoring and enforcement of environmental standards, and accessibility and transparency in sharing information about CAFO operations with the public.

Sign the petition below to urge the Indiana State Legislature to take immediate action in implementing and rigorously enforcing stronger regulations on CAFOs. This action will protect the welfare of animals, uphold public health, and safeguard the precious environment.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Holcomb,

We harbor grave concerns regarding the proliferation of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in Indiana. This issue touches upon the well-being of animals, the health of our communities, and the preservation of our environment.

CAFOs in Indiana have become synonymous with overcrowded and inhumane conditions for animals, leading to their suffering. Moreover, the waste generated by these operations poses imminent threats to our air and water quality, thus compromising both public health and our shared environment.

We implore you to take swift and decisive action to enact and robustly enforce more stringent regulations on CAFOs throughout Indiana. Such regulations must encompass comprehensive measures that guarantee the ethical treatment of animals, effective management of waste, regular monitoring of environmental impact, and increased transparency in the disclosure of CAFO activities.

Indiana possesses the unique opportunity to set an example in the ethical treatment of animals and the responsible stewardship of our natural resources. We beseech you to transform this vision into reality by instituting and enforcing more rigorous regulations for CAFOs.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: eutrophication&hypoxia


2 Comments

  1. If people cut back on meat, it will help. Better yet, skip meat completely. Animals should not suffer for our tastebuds.

  2. Sherry Akridge says:

    I am vegan. I made the decision years ago to be vegan, so I would not participate in the suffering of animals. There are plenty of food options that people can eat, without eating animals. It is that simple. Make the decision and follow through.

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