Shut Down Mega-Dairy Farm at Center of Animal Welfare and Environmental Scandal

Target: Alexis Taylor, Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture

Goal: Demand that a major dairy believed to be in violation of both environmental and animal welfare laws be shut down.

Cows have allegedly been allowed to stand in their own filth in abysmal conditions at Lost Valley Farm, which is the second largest dairy in Oregon. Environmental groups worry that the massive amounts of liquefied manure generated by the farm also pose a catastrophic risk of contaminating waterways with potentially disease-causing bacteria. We must demand that this dairy be shut down for the good of these innocent animals and all life in the vicinity of this factory-scale mega farm.

Regulators have confirmed some of the worst suspicions regarding the farm’s waste management issues, including the fact that wastewater and manure from the dairy have been allowed to leak from storage containers into the surrounding area. Even though the farm has only been in operation for less than a year, it has already stacked up an impressive number of citations for both the treatment of its animals and its reported lack of sanitation control. “This is a serious environmental and public health problem. It’s an industrial-scale pollution problem,” said Lauren Goldberg, a lawyer for a local environmental group.

As long as this dairy continues its operations, more waste will continue to enter waterways and pose a threat to all living things in the area, including people living in nearby rural communities. Sign below and demand this mega-farm be shut down before more harm can be done.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Taylor,

Cows have allegedly been kept in horrific conditions at Lost Valley Farm, Oregon’s second-largest dairy. The animals have reportedly been kept in filthy stalls flooded with manure and wastewater, which have also been allowed to flow freely off the farm’s property and into local waterways. While your state has sued the farm in the past for these gross animal welfare and environmental violations, the dairy remains in operation pending bankruptcy filing.

This dairy cannot be allowed to continue polluting on an industrial scale while its financial details are being sorted out. That is why we, the undersigned, demand that you ensure this farm is no longer allowed to do business in the state of Oregon.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Oregon State University

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7 Comments

  1. BE HUMANE TO THE COWS NOW.

  2. Derinda Nilsson says:

    Cows don’t deserve this treatment at all. Shut this hell hole down. Please make sure you take care of the cows first and for most before they are dead. Poor Cows!!!

  3. Elizabeth Sargeant says:

    This is NOT a farm! It is hell on earth for the cattle that exist there, and should be shut down.

  4. lynn woods says:

    why is this hell hole still existing why aren’t the animals taken away to a place and looked after properly it’s already been reported and sued because of the cruelty of animals and conditions they are made to live in what the hell is wrong with the laws down there or is there any?

  5. Nothing good comes from factory farming, nothing! Animals suffer, meat can be bad and the environment is destroyed.

  6. Exploit , Abuse , Torture and then kill them. The dairy industry and factory farming or the evil in this world!

    A vegan lifestyle is the only answer.

  7. Hell on earth !! Throw the book at the evil bastards.

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