Don't Poison Iconic Lake Superior for Bacon

  • by: Jessica Ramos
  • recipient: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes in North America, is being threatened by a HUGE possible pig farm for over 26,000 pigs.

Runoff from the farm could pollute Lake Superior -- a key source of drinking water for the neighboring city of Ashland. The city's water security is already strained by beach bacteria. Residents shouldn't be inconvenienced by the stench of pig waste that can also make them sick.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) plans to do a full environmental impact study of the possible pig farm; even though the environmental consequences of pig farms are already documented. Next, the agency will ask for the public's input.

But this process will take months. Care2 members don't have to wait months to voice their opposition. Sign and share this petition NOW demanding that the Wisconsin DNR protects our iconic Lake Superior. Is a piece of a bacon really worth more than a pig's life of suffering, water for an entire city and the risk of pollution of an iconic freshwater lake?

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