The intensive livestock production system is dominated by large, vertically integrated corporations. If there is a local committee or individual farmer promoting the ILO in your community, they are likely acting on behalf of a large corporation, or intending to set up a contract to produce for a large corporation. Find out which corporation is involved with the proposal.
Once you know which corporation is involved, look for financial records, liens, security statements and information on the company behind the proposed ILO. Find out the names of the investors and the directors of the corporation.
Investigate the past track record of any investors and the operator. Find out where this proponent’s other operations are, and find out about the environmental impacts they have had. Gather evidence of problems, such as photographs and signed statements from nearby residents, and present them to the decision-makers and media for your community.