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Hog Waste Vigil Ends Thursday

Posted June 21, 2007

A 51-hour hog vigil will end Thursday in downtown Raleigh.

The purpose is to draw attention to how hog waste affects the environment. The main goal is new laws to end sprayfields and help clean up industrial hog farms.

The vigil, held behind the state Legislature Building, started at 3 p.m. Wednesday and will end at 6 p.m. Thursday.


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  • No farms No food Jun 21, 2007

    I wish everyone at the vigil had been at the Super Soil Field Day held on Tuesday at Tyndall Farms. Super Soil is a company that is going to make spraying fields and lagoon waste a thing of the past. You can read an article regarding this in the Sampson Independent Newspaper edition date 06-20-07.

  • ladyblue Jun 21, 2007

    I've been around hog farms and they are funky, the paper mills are worse and don't go to in the east towards morehead beach when the cabbage or something are rotting all in the fields. That one caused an upchuck.

  • Rocknhorse Jun 21, 2007

    Have family out in Johnston County and have recently purchased land there as well. It's near a hog farm and honestly, I have only smelled the farm a couple of times. Maybe I'm just a strange one, but when I do smell the farm, it just smells like livestock=farm smells. You know, that same smell you get when you enter the livestock arena at the State Fair. I own horses and their odors don't bother me. Maybe I'm just the strange one?

  • choppa Jun 21, 2007

    I had to call my brother in-law to ask. I went to get him near Burgaw which is in Pender Co. So I'm thinking I stopped to get directions in either Sampson Co. or Duplin Co.

  • shine Jun 21, 2007

    Milky.............. YOU are a TRIP !!!!!!!!!

  • methinks Jun 21, 2007

    a member of my family ownes one of those port a john business and it was very interesting to find out what he was suppose to do with the waste. When I asked him wasn't he suppose to take it to the treatment plant, he said no, that the treatment plants do the same thing. Shocker for me.

    And if Choppa, if you stopped in Wilson County, it wasn't a hog farm it was a food processsing plant and if it was Craven County it was the paper plant. Those two out smell any hog farm any day.

  • .Milky Jun 21, 2007

    "I watched Modern Marvels last night on the History channel and they were fertilizing a golf course in NJ with human waste ( of course it had been treated)."

    We are supposed to treat it first?? Uh Oh! Oh well, my grass looks nice now.

  • rayzer Jun 21, 2007

    City municipalities do far more harm to the environment than hog farms. Take common sense and stand it on its head for these loony tunes. Don't they have jobs? Oh I forgot, they get paid by the flakes who send these kooky environmental groups money.

  • shine Jun 21, 2007

    Choppa ....... Do you remember what county you were in ??? Just wondering

  • choppa Jun 21, 2007

    Until recently I had never visited Eastern NC other than passing through on my way to the beach. Not too long ago my wife's brother got arrested for DWI out there so as usually it was up to me to go bail his butt out. Once I got to the area I got lost and stop at a country store to ask for directions. When I got out of the car the stench almost knocked me to the ground. I had never in my life smelled something so vile. When I entered the store I asked the clerk what the heck was that smell. He said "Oh, that's just the hog farm a mile or two down the road". The hog farm was a mile or two away and you could smell it like it was in your mouth. The clerk said that's the way it was every day, 24 hrs a day. Forget vigils. If I lived there I would be rioting.