It’s all about the money.
A company is in the process of creating an “up to” 6,999 beef cattle confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) on 400 acres on U.S. 50 in western Johnson County, just west of Powell Gardens. The Missouri Department of Natural Resource held a permit hearing in Warrensburg on Tuesday evening.
Chuck Petentler, a Johnson County resident, spoke:
[Chuck Petentler][spelling] I’m a Jonson County resident, about thirty-five years. You know, sometimes at the end of the day you just got to do what’s right. You might look at the, uh, all the statistics and do they meet minimum specifications. And maybe the answer is, yes they do. So maybe you can do the right thing. But, or really good, what’s right. What’s important is to do the right thing. You know, I look these people here with the red shirts. If anything they said is remotely true. There’s a chance that, yes, they will suffer some severe illnesses or, or their lifestyle will be, will be, will be changed. If there’s a chance, let’s say, uh, one in ten. My opinion, that’s enough to say, wait. [applause] Think about it. [shouting] Don’t think about what’s right [inaudible], think about doing the right thing. [applause]
Now that’s a CAFO (March 18, 2018)