Fracking and Raising Livestock
We all know that fracking affects the ground water and contaminates our drinking water but have we ever thought about what happens to livestock? Cattle and lamb farmers in Templeton, California have complained that their animals are refusing to drink water from nearby streams. This is no surprise to us but the farmers had no clue as to what was going on. One farmer told us that his animals were turning a sickly colour and refused to even eat. Once we gave them freshwater that we had trucked in, they started eating the grass outside. It is time for us to think about not only ourselves but of the animals that drink from the water. We are at the top of the food chain and any contaminants that are built up in livestock eventually get into us. One farmer in Toronto that is voicing his opposition to fracking is linked below in the image.