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As the days grow longer, SRAP remains as busy as ever as communities across the country continue to be affected by factory farms. We have received calls for help through our SOS hotline from Nebraska, Indiana, Washington, Arkansas, Michigan and Oklahoma.
These developments give us hope and optimism to continue to empower communities to demand protections that safeguard our health, environment, and rural areas in order to move beyond the unsustainable system of industrial agriculture.
The SRAP Team
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Citizens Standing Up, Fighting Back – Bob Glenn: Dade County, Missouri
The idea came in a choking cloud of chicken manure. Seventy-year old Bob Glenn of Dade County, Missouri had to begin to think the unthinkable: leave his own property – a landscape he has lived on, worked and enjoyed for the past 40 years – just to breathe clean air. But when your closest neighbors are thousands upon thousands of industrially-grown chickens produced in enormous chicken houses the thought eventually comes: how can you live in a countryside that has become a health hazard?
Introducing SRAP’s “How do you?…For Citizen Activists” Webinar Trainings
Each month SRAP’s experts will hold one-hour training sessions designed to meet the needs of our partner communities who are fighting against factory farms to protect their air, water, health and way of life. Trainings will be held on the second Tuesday of every month at 4PM PT/5PM MT/6PM CT/7PM ET. Our first webinar training will take place onJune 12th and will provide tips on using the many features of Google Drive to organize your community around your fight! Registration is required. For more information and to register for the June 12th training click on the link below.
The upcoming documentary “Right to Harm” will feature the stories of communities and citizens turned activists impacted by factory farms across the nation. You can also follow RTH on Twitter,Instagram, and Facebook to stay up to date on release dates.
“Eating Animals” Premieres in Select Theaters Nationwide on June 15th
Based on the best-selling book, “Eating Animals” spotlights farmers who have pushed back against industrial agriculture with more humane practices and features an appearance by SRAP consultant Craig Watts.
HELP HOTLINE If you need help protecting your community from a factory farm, we can provide free, professional assistance. Contact us at (503) 362-8303 email@example.com or fill out our online help form.