Introduction

A factory farm is moving into your area, or one operating near you is causing problems and you aren’t sure what to do. This Guide has been created to help you understand the issues surrounding factory farms and assist you in organizing your community. We have included tips on the type of information to gather, where to gather it, and what to do once you’ve obtained all the relevant information.

We have found the most important steps in dealing with a factory farm are to educate yourself and to organize your community and surrounding region. This is a community battle, and you need help from as many people as possible. You may feel overwhelmed, unsure, and even a little lost. We want to assure you that you are not alone. There are many groups around the country working on the same issue, and we will do our best to network you with them. If you have any tips or suggestions for future groups, please let us know. We are grateful for any information you would like to share.

The Beyond Factory Farming Coalition’s vision is “Livestock Production for Health and Social Justice”. Our mission is to promote livestock production that supports food sovereignty, ecological, human and animal health as well as local sustainability and community viability and informed citizen/consumer choice.

We wish you the best of luck,
The Beyond Factory Farming Coalition Team

Published in April 2007 by:

Beyond Factory Farming Coalition
501-230 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0E9

Toll free: 1–877–955–6454
info@beyondfactoryfarming.org
http://www.beyondfactoryfarming.org

This guide may be reprinted in part or whole without permission on condition that the Beyond Factory Farming Coalition or originating source is properly credited.