Jul 21, 2014

Wisconsin Conservation Group Fighting Proposed Factory Farm Are Not Screwing Around

Increasing opposition to proposed
massive CAFO in Wood County
in Wisconsin - Photo by
Mary Captain-Braund
Update: Reader points out the Facts about CAFOs site (Wisconsin John Muir Chapter of the Sierra Club). Excellent summary of the health and environmental devastation wrought upon Wisconsin families by CAFOs, begging the question: Why isn't every candidate for elected office blasting CAFOs? Stay tuned for answers.
The citizen groups in central Wisconsin fighting a proposed massive concentrated agricultural feeding operation (CAFO) are now listing area businesses joining the fight at Protect Wood County and Its Neighbors: Rome, Grand Rapids, Port Edwards, Nekoosa, Saratoga, Wisconsin Rapids.

Anyone doubting the political and economic muscle of this citizens group is not paying attention.

Long on facts, short on polemics and non-partisan, 100s of people are alerting the Wisconsin DNR and the secretive Wysocki Family of Companies that buying up land to create a massive CAFO is unacceptable, no matter how jealously Scott Walker's DNR and local Wisconsin state Rep. Scott Krug (R-Wisconsin Rapids and ALEC) protects this enterprise.

So furtive is Wysocki that Bloomberg's Buinessweek profile does not even list CAFOs in its profile of Wysocki.

The Wysocki corporation does not know or does not care, but you do not threaten the health of families and children, and you never shite on your neighbors, to borrow from Saratoga, Wisconsin resident, Rhonda Cain-Carrell.

And Wysocki actively working against local community control is not going over well.

This writer has covered grassroots movements for some 25 years and I can tell you I have never seen a more organized, determined group of people in my life.

From Protect Wood County and Its Neighbors Rome, Grand Rapids, Port Edwards, Nekoosa, Saratoga, Wisconsin Rapids:

The business owners on this list appreciate the business from the people of Rome and Saratoga and support us in our efforts to preserve our recreational community and prevent the potential damage to our lakes, wells and streams from the proposed factory farm in the Saratoga/Rome area.

Please patronize these businesses that have come out in support of their Rome and Saratoga area customers and oppose the Golden Sands CAFO proposed for Saratoga. E-mail romesaratoga@gmail.com if the business you normally frequent is not listed here.

Visit our Facebook Page for more information.

All businesses on this list are a part of Rome and Saratoga Friendly.

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