LET'S PROTECT THE FALLS
The larger Great Falls region of Montana is at risk of becoming home to the largest, multi-species, industrial scale slaughterhouse in the country, forever affecting our waterways, air, public health, and the overall quality of life.
KEY ISSUES OF CONCERN
Similar scale slaughterhouse facilities around the nation wreak havoc in their host communities. Serious public health, environmental pollution issues, and disasters are well-documented. Eight of the twenty largest water polluters in the US are industrial animal processing plants. These types of facilities inflict horrendous health and environmental damage and change the very nature of their host communities forever.
Risks to wells, water quality, air, and wildlife are significant. Two creeks adjacent the property feed directly into the Missouri, and the facility would draw millions of gallons of groundwater per day from the underlying Madison Aquifer.
Decreased property values, medical service shortfalls, and noxious odors are only some of the problems experienced in "slaughter-house" towns around the nation.
The overall long term damage to our reputation as a community, sustainable growth, and the resulting brain-drain are difficult to quantify but very real.
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