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Fight the Broiler Chicken Factory Farm

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Please accept my electronic signature below as my formal written opposition to the proposed land use set forth in the Public Notice appearing in the August 16, 2007, edition of The Groesbeck (TX) Journal, which addresses an application for a Farm Service Agency loan to purchase land to build a poultry facility comprised of ten (10) 46 foot by 500 foot broiler houses. Water from the land in question drains directly into the Navasota River, which in turn runs into Lake Limestone, which then feeds into the Brazos River. The proposed operation could have a very real and serious environmental impact to a large population of Texans, given the adverse effects of the by-products of chicken manure, including nitrous oxide and methane, and could also contribute to the spread of diseases such as the Avian Flu. I strongly oppose the proposed operation and the use of my tax dollars to fund such an operation, an operation which can only serve to destroy the quality of life for this area and all residents downstream. Thank you for taking this step to preserve our environment.


This petition is sponsored by individuals personally concerned about the welfare of Texans in general and more specifically about the health of their parents, whose home sits approximately 400 yards due south of the proposed poultry facility. For more information on these poultry factory farms and groups that are trying to do something about them, please see the links below. Thank you.

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