Fracking Killing Livestock

Fracking Killing Livestock

According to the Center for Investigative Reporting livestock in near oil-and-gas drilling operations are becoming sick and dying. These animals are being poisoned through the air, water, and air. Livestock experiences neurological, reproductive and acute gastrointestinal problems after being exposed. This is an early warning that these poisons could find their way into milk and meat products.

The Food Safety Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t looking for these poisons in meat.

17 cows died from respiratory failure an hour after exposure to spilled fracking solution. Half of the cows and a quarter of cows died after being exposed to fracking wastewater in northern central Pennsylvania. Goats on shale-gas areas have died in Colorado, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Texas.

The government is not planning for any studies of oil and gas production’s impact on food plants and animals.

About James Lucas

James has been a graphic designer for over 18 years and owns Wave Hound Surf Shop. James started Doylestown Movie Fans, who meet once a month to see movies at the County Theater in Doylestown, PA. He and his wife Chris started Bucks County Vegan Supper Club in 2009, whose members meet once a month to have a vegan potluck dinner. They are currently working through the Veganomicon cookbook, which inspires experienced and recent vegans to try new recipes. James is proud to support Farm Sanctuary and The Surfrider Foundation.

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