Email your legislator: No hog farms
Tell your state legislators it's time to vote AGAINST hog farm pollution
I am writing to urge you to vote NO on House Bill 467 and it's companion, SB 460. These are titled as "Agriculture and Forestry Nuisance Remedies," but these bills should really be called the "Chinese Buy-out Bill," as they will allow Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods to continue to ruin neighboring homeowners' property values and quality of life with very little penalty for the damage they have caused. The Chinese-owned hog factory farms are overpowering neighbors with hog waste. The stench of hog urine and fecal matter is inundating neighbors and forcing them inside their homes. Neighbors say hog waste is even turning up in their yards and on their homes. And this bill would allow no penalty for the nuisance created by this Chinese company. This bill will put the profits of Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods ahead of the health and safety of North Carolina families, many of whom have owned their property before the hog farms moved in. Please vote NO on HB 467 and SB 460 and show that your prioritize North Carolina's people over corporate profits.
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