Pig Farms

Still on the bacon thread!

Sure, we all love bacon! But who wants to live next to a pig farm? Not these folks in Massachusetts, who, according to today's Boston Globe (registration required), suffer smells like those "at the bottom of a dumpster." But this new Congressional report finds the EPA ready to relax their rules for such farms.

Here's an article about a manure lagoon spill in 2005 that released 3 million gallons of pig poop!

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 24, 2008
     Category: Agriculture | Animals | Bathrooms | Disasters | Food | Scatology | Lawsuits | Excrement

There is no worse smell on the planet than pig poop!
Posted by BikerPuppy on 09/24/08 at 12:05 PM
Ever smelled infected anal gland secretions?
It's worse - trust me!
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 09/24/08 at 12:10 PM
BikerPuppy and Jules--I'm afraid I'm going to have to let you two duel it out on this one!
Posted by Paul on 09/24/08 at 12:25 PM
I concede. Not only do I not want to compare smells, I don't even want to know how you know that, Jules!
Posted by BikerPuppy on 09/24/08 at 12:43 PM
I used to be a veterinary technician so believe me when I say there are several things that smell worse than pig poo 😉
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 09/24/08 at 12:58 PM
Jules wins by unanimous decision!
Posted by Paul on 09/24/08 at 01:16 PM
Murph--good to hear the POV of the farmers. And you bring in a powerful contender for "worst stench ever."
Posted by Paul on 09/24/08 at 01:40 PM
Kay--the pig as totemic animal plays a big part in GRAVITY'S RAINBOW. Get reading, if you haven't already!
Posted by Paul on 09/24/08 at 02:12 PM
Paul--indeed, that's the case with these Massachusetts complainers. Pig farm was in place when they moved to the neighborhood.
Posted by Paul on 09/24/08 at 02:54 PM
My mom's aunt is in the chicken farming business...I have been to the farm many times, but I don't really remember any stink. But I did babysit a friend's chickens while he was on vacation...and they stank to the high heavens. UGH.

I am annoyed also by people that complain about the original residents in a neighborhood. My mom moved into this town when it was about 2,000 people big, now it's 200,000. The explosion has happened only in the last 15 years or so...and there are constant meetings and letter writing campaigns to widen certain roads or put in speed bumps near neighborhoods. The newbs love the "country" setting but get annoyed at roosters crowing or the smell of small dairy farms. And the fact that they can't walk out their front door and be greeted by a mall.
Posted by Maegan on 09/24/08 at 04:30 PM
Pablo -- people dying in manure pits is definitely not funny. People just falling in manure pits is definitely funny.
Posted by BikerPuppy on 09/24/08 at 06:41 PM
When I was shopping for a new home, I visited a subdivision about a year ago that was built across the street from a chicken farm. The sales guys actually had to disclose to the people coming in to look at the homes that they can't control the direction the wind blows...
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 09/25/08 at 09:58 AM
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