Chicken Farms Polluting the Environment
About 10% of the pollution running
from the state of Maryland into the Chesapeake Bay is a consequence
of the 1 billion of pounds of waste produced by chicken farms.
Although Maryland requires that large farms have management plans
for minimizing the amount of waste spread as fertilizer on land, it
has no requirements for how poultry facilities should limit runoff;
and therefore, farmers who raise chickens or use poultry litter as
fertilizer receive minimal or no oversight from the state.
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An environmental game of chicken
Polluting God's Creation by
exploiting animals and resources indiscriminately does not honor
God; in fact, it only shows disobedience to God and brings misery to
us and the rest of Creation.