Often industrial agriculture grows GMO crops to feed, not people, but animals who are raised to become food. Animal Agriculture operations also consume and poison vast amounts of water – our essential non-renewable finite resource that is being depleted daily by global warming.
The Paris Agreement from the recent COP21 failed to include the carbon contributions of factory farming, and methane specifically, escalating the rate of the planet’s global warming.
Many environmental organizations and government agencies who fight global warming avoid this politically sensitive contributant that ultimately delays a comprehensive solution to our global climate crisis.
Amazingly, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and our existing environmental laws and regulations to protect human health and environment have no authority over the sitting of CAFO facilities.
Not surprisingly, CAFOS are commonly situated on Indigenous lands and territories and in economically impoverished communities who can’t afford to lose MNI WICONI Water if Life.
We just surpassed 410 ppm. It is time to turn our attention to climate changing CAFOS.
The Lake Traverse Reservation located in the Northeastern part of South Dakota has a Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) with 20,000 female cow mothers who were forcefully inseminated and mechanically milked after the birth of their babies who are traumatically separated from their mothers.
Every day on the Lakota Reservation of Lake Traverse in South Dakota, the existing dairy CAFOtakes 1,000,000 gallons of their largest aquifer’s water – depleting their drinking water and their water to grow food– and poisons their remaining water and land. The Lakota believe that all life comes from water, and that water is the blood of our Mother Earth.
The health impacts are documented – the Lakota adults and children are sick.
We must fight to end this corporate CAFO on Indigenous lands in South Dakota’s Black Hills.
Our campaign brings awareness to the climate causing CAFOS and multigenerational water stewardship by indigenous women as protectors of water women’s voices.
We are stepping forward to take on this unaddressed issue of CAFO’s connection to global warming, and has innovated a strategic partnership to strategic legal efforts and PR campaigns to close or minimize existing CAFO; reduce expansion.