Barbara Sha Cox
Barbara Sha Cox is with Indiana CAFO Watch. What follows is her report on the efforts of Indiana citizens to promote legislation in this year's General Assembly that would require responsible operation of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and Confined Feeing Operations (CFOs) in Indiana.
Bill 1267 was authored by State Rep. Dave Cheatham, D-North Vernon. This bill required all CAFO and CFO owners to bury their dead animals completely, or, if the animals were in compost, the owners were required to cover the compost area and secure it from animals. This simple requirement would have prevented neighbors from finding dead animal parts in their yards.