Feb 5, 2009
Toxic Animal Ag - Illinois River Poisoned by Chicken Manure
13 Arkansas poultry companies, are being accused of treating Oklahoma's rivers like open sewers. Proceedings are underway to establish whether or not Tyson Poultry and Cargill, amongst others, are responsible for 1 million-acres of the Illinois River Watershed being polluted with with bird waste. Take a virtual tour of what the inside of a factory egg warehouse looks like:
Here's the story with bird litter. I know from keeping a small flock of rescued egg hens for almost a year... Chickens poop lots... constantly. Every place they stay for any period of time, has resulted in dead soil. Nothing, but nothing will grow inside their coop -All vegetation was killed to the root - within a few short weeks. The dirt will not even support worms -- 3 feet below. Dispersing the litter must be done very carefully or the ammonia will burn/destroy whatever it is applied to.
The poultry and egg houses are claiming that the record level of fecal bacteria might be caused by other sources, including cattle manure or human septic systems.
Oh let's see... billions and billions of birds... probably.
Cows that poop 10 times more than humans... is very likely too-
Septic systems however, is a desperate stretch.
I'm putting my money on the one million acres of poisoned water shed is due to animal agriculture's filthy, flawed and failed practices.
Time to evolve... Go Vegan
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