Finally, an excellent use for drones, as CAFO spies.

Nauseating. And there are 2000 open pit cesspool hog factories in North Carolina alone. How do they drain the full four-football-field sized pits? By spraying, into the air.

The costs to human neighbors is incalculable. What about the effects on the Earth’s soil, water? And what about the hogs? Imagine yourself as a hog crowded with other hogs, standing inside one of those long buildings your entire life, your urine and feces dropping through the concrete floor directly into the cesspools.

Likewise, imagine yourself as a CAFO chicken.

Via Keith

factoryfarmdrones.com

And see this:

Fields of Filth: Landmark Report Maps Feces-Laden Hog and Chicken Operations in North Carolina

Waterkeeper Alliance, North Carolina Riverkeeper organizations and Environmental Working Group collaborate on unprecedented GIS initiative showing the location and waste outputs of more than 6,500 swine, cattle and poultry operations

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3 Responses to Finally, an excellent use for drones, as CAFO spies.

  1. John Cowan says:

    Thank you for posting this information about CAFO’s in the state of North Carolina. No doubt their problems are not any different in other states with CAFO’s. I was curious about your comment, “And there are 2000 open pit cesspool hog factories in North Carolina alone. How do they drain the full four-football-field sized pits? By spraying, into the air.” I can’t seem to find a reference in the article that describes that operation. The only thing I did find was a statement that says, “Farmers often apply bacteria-laden animal waste to agricultural fields as fertilizer or it’s dumped in open pits euphemistically called “waste lagoons.” They are really open dumps for filth, and they send disease-causing microbes and toxic chemicals into surface water and air.” Even if they don’t actually spray the waste in the air at altitude (that we know of anyway) as the waste drys the toxins in the waste become airborne and when that happens, well in my opinion we bear the weight of unknown consequences. It’s like we are shtting in our own house – who does that? Not even animals in the animal world crap where they sleep.

  2. John Cowan says:

    I stand corrected…I watched the video and now I see what they are doing. I was thinking of aerial spraying from planes, like in the atmosphere. Wow, this is crazy stuff.

  3. Pamela says:

    Yes, this is a good use for drones!
    I can see poor animals watching the drone fly around them– they would think, “Hurrah! Someone will finally know about this inhumanity and free us from our evil captors…” We must always hope for liberty for all.

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