The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Natural Blaze
“Iowa is suffering under the enormous weight of a business that has no respect for the people, environment, animals and future of the state.”
More than 50 groups are demanding that Iowa lawmakers urgently pass landmark legislation to enact a moratorium on factory farm expansion in a state that is home to more than 10,000 of them.
“A stop to the expansion of factory farming needs to happen now. It begins with Iowa.”—Krissy Kasserman,Food & Water Watch
“Across the nation, factory farming destroys communities and contaminates drinking water supplies and air quality,” declared Krissy Kasserman, the national factory farm campaigner at Food & Water Watch, one of the groups behind the effort. “A stop to the expansion of factory farming needs to happen now. It begins with Iowa.”
In a letter (pdf) to members of Iowa’s General Assembly on Thursday, dozens of local, state, and national groups wrote that a banpost was originally published on this site