Cows Create Dangerous Air Pollution For Nearby Residents / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

how growth in dairy8 hrs  June 23, 2016  Wendy Harris

“Summer evenings, when the air’s real still, every one of those cows is kicking up dust with every step, manure dust,” Mr. Frantz said. “That cloud of dust can float right into your home, right over it, through the cracks. It’s manure that you’re breathing, not even dirt.” – From the NY Times article (above) by Beth Gardiner Continue reading

A Fishhook in My Belly and DEADLINE is Sept. 4 for Whatcom Conservation District Election comments / Noisy Waters Northwest, Barbara Perry

I have a fish hookSeptember 2, 2015 Barbara Perry ACTION

A Fishhook in My Belly
by Barbara Perry

I have a fish hook in my belly
I can’t get it out
Cattle-hookers slid it there

I try and try to cushion it with words
So many words will surely lessen its grasp
But it keeps clinging sharper and sharper

First it clung to my soft throat
Then it hit my empty belly
Mingling it with more and more words Continue reading

Washington is Powered By Cows / Facebook Post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

Hey look, right on the heels of tomorrow’s webinar on the new preliminary CAFO (confined animal feedings operation) permit requirements, which expired in 2011, the dairy industry is again running their “sponsored content”, which is what the Herald calls a paid advertisement that is written to look like an article. Continue reading