AR-News: (US) Indiana pork producers to challenge Waterkeeper Alliance leader

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Tue Oct 14 15:08:45 EDT 2003

Indiana pork producers are organizing to defend themselves against the
picture Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the Waterkeeper Alliance are trying to
paint of their environmental practices. Kennedy will speak on October 18
in Indianapolis, Indiana. Trent Loos, founder of Faces of Agriculture, is
urging producers, allied industry representatives and university staff to
attend Kennedy's presentation to "help him get his facts straight."

Kennedy and the Waterkeeper Alliance have a goal of stopping non-point
source pollution, which they say is the single largest source of pollution
in America. Since 1999 the group has had a campaign to stop industrial hog
farming practices, equating all confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs)
with factory farming. They partner with family farm advocates,
environmental groups, animal welfare advocates and private citizens

According to Loos, Kennedy has stated producers in Indiana are "operating
illegally in the state." He vowed in 2002 that the Waterkeeper Alliance
would "march across the country and file lawsuits against every hog

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