Monday, December 21, 2009

If you live in Illinois - call to action re CAFOs!

If you live in Illinois, please consider contacting Governor Pat Quinn to oppose the re-appointment of Warren Goetsch to the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

It seems that Mr. Goetsch believes that CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) are a good thing for the state and for the rural populations. Mr. Goetsch has continually put the desires of large agribusiness before the concerns of public health of the citizens of Illinois. Mr. Goetsch is behind the improperly permitted large CAFO trying to open in Nora, IL. Read more here.

Industrial agriculture is not sustainable.
Illinois citizens support traditional farmers and family farms - not corporate facilities.
Industrial agriculture destroys our clean air and water.
Agribusinesses destroy rural communities.

Call, email or write to Governor Pat Quinn:

Kate Tomford, Director of Sustainability
Office of Governor Pat Quinn
100 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601
312-814-4083 fax 312-814-4864
email: kate.tomford@illinois.gov

2 comments:

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks for the heads up! I'll be contacting them.
Barb

angie said...

Hi Barb,

We are too late. He is already back in.