Life Beside a Factory Farm

By on October 29, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Dave Long knows factory farming just about as well as anyone in California. He lives in Yucaipa in San Bernardino County, and he lives adjacent to one of the largest egg factory farms in the state. This animal factory confines more than 700,000 birds in tiny wire cages where they are basically immobilized for their entire lives.

When the wind blows in the direction of his home, it carries an awful smell and more flies than you can count. I know it because I was there, and experienced it. But I could leave after I was done talking to Dave. He lives there, and he cannot leave, unless he wants to abandon the community he loves and the home he owns.

He supports YES! on Prop 2 because it’s wrong to confine animals in tiny cages. But he also supports Prop 2 because factory farms don’t make good neighbors and they foul the environment. Their massing of animals in cages creates waste and odor problems that drop property values and diminish the quality of life.

When you mistreat animals, you’ll often spawn other problems. That’s especially true for factory farming.

Here’s Dave Long’s testimonial.

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