Planned turkey farms worries neighbors

Planned turkey farms worries neighbors

There are 93 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Apr 20, 2007, titled Planned turkey farms worries neighbors. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The prospect of 28,000 turkeys as neighbors has ruffled the feathers of many people, though they might not be able to do anything about the birds moving in.

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pico

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Apr 20, 2007
shooooooot 28,000...we got more jive ass turkey's in theis city already
really

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Apr 20, 2007
I thought they were at the statehouse
Tom

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Apr 20, 2007
I need some love! Gobble Gobble!
Dan

Berwyn, IL

#4 Apr 20, 2007
People want their Butterballs, and ya gotta raise them somewhere! Sounds as if the man is going to make every effort to be a "good neighbor"...
Kimya

United States

#5 Apr 20, 2007
Kyle Hall should take his plans and shove them up his carnivorous a**! There is undisputed proof that these animals will live in filth and horrendous conditions until they are crated up for slaughter. I think the people of Bloomington should be worried about animal welfare before they should be worried about the "smell".

ELJ

“Always Rocking the Boat”

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#6 Apr 20, 2007
Just another example of people not being informed about what is going on until it is too late. Had they been active in their governement they would realize that permits are needed and are open for public review and comment long before any buildings are put in place. Now the state governement will get a bad rep for allowing the turkey farm to open when all they do is approve the permit if there are no complaints. Enjoy your turkeys. At least you have them in a large area, my neighbor had 200+ fowl in his back yard in a 10'x20' area all summer last year.
welcome to indiana

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Apr 20, 2007
The farmers continue to keep the politicians in their back pockets and they allow this to happen.

These large industrial size poultry farms can happen about anywhere. Most states regulate these large corporate farms but not Indiana where the politicians are bought and paid for by the farmers.

Taxes are coming due. By LAW farmland is assessed at $880/acre. My 1 acre lot is assessed at $30,000. Large farmers are the poster children of corporate welfare and government giveaway programs.
Gobble Gobble

Jefferson City, MO

#8 Apr 20, 2007
Well, here come the PITA (yes, as in pain in the a$$) All I'm thinkin' is... more tasty turkey legs.(yum!)
asdf

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Apr 20, 2007
Kimya wrote:
Kyle Hall should take his plans and shove them up his carnivorous a**! There is undisputed proof that these animals will live in filth and horrendous conditions until they are crated up for slaughter. I think the people of Bloomington should be worried about animal welfare before they should be worried about the "smell".
But the filth and horrendous conditions give them a good flavor.
Old Owl

Palo Alto, CA

#10 Apr 20, 2007
This is a relatively small turkey farm. Advocates of small farms should support this one.
T-Man

United States

#11 Apr 20, 2007
welcome to indiana wrote:
The farmers continue to keep the politicians in their back pockets and they allow this to happen.
These large industrial size poultry farms can happen about anywhere. Most states regulate these large corporate farms but not Indiana where the politicians are bought and paid for by the farmers.
Taxes are coming due. By LAW farmland is assessed at $880/acre. My 1 acre lot is assessed at $30,000. Large farmers are the poster children of corporate welfare and government giveaway programs.
You are a moron and a tool. No farming, no food.
Common Sense Says

United States

#12 Apr 20, 2007
Kimya wrote:
Kyle Hall should take his plans and shove them up his carnivorous a**! There is undisputed proof that these animals will live in filth and horrendous conditions until they are crated up for slaughter. I think the people of Bloomington should be worried about animal welfare before they should be worried about the "smell".
Whose first concern about their dinner is the previous living conditions? Not Mine!!
Betty Humpter

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Apr 20, 2007
Kimya wrote:
Kyle Hall should take his plans and shove them up his carnivorous a**! There is undisputed proof that these animals will live in filth and horrendous conditions until they are crated up for slaughter. I think the people of Bloomington should be worried about animal welfare before they should be worried about the "smell".
We in Bloomington could not care less about the smell because after all, it's in BEDFORD!!!

Go Turkeys!!!
Teresa

Elmhurst, IL

#15 Apr 20, 2007
They are turkey's for goodness sake. I saw how they are raised on Dirty Jobs. They don't live long enough to worry about their living conditions. All you PETA (PITA) folks need to worry less about how livestock are taken care of before slaughter and worry more about abused children and abused elderly. What about dog fighting, what about dogs that are chained up with little food and water 24/7. What about me who has to sit in an office with no windows 8 hrs a day.

No farming no food!!!!!!
Meg

United States

#16 Apr 20, 2007
Dan wrote:
People want their Butterballs, and ya gotta raise them somewhere! Sounds as if the man is going to make every effort to be a "good neighbor"...
Agreed. Sounds like he's making the effort. Doesn't mean I'd want it next to me, though!
:)
Farmgirl

Richmond, VA

#17 Apr 20, 2007
As a child living on a farm outside the very small town of Ellsworth, IA, there were several turkey farms. I have no memory of major odor, nothing compared to a hog confinement. What I do remember is making a gobble noise as we rode our bikes by and the whole field of turkeys would come running toward us responding in kind. We got great amusement out of this.
Turkeys, unfortunately, are about the dumbest animals on the face of the earth. During severe thunderstorms in the summer, they would open their beaks, look up into the heavens and drown themselves. TRUE!!

Trust me, you could have FAR WORSE neighbors. Plus remember, they are seasonal!!!
Old Owl

Palo Alto, CA

#18 Apr 20, 2007
I bet you all run out and buy a nice big turkey for Thanksgiving don't you. If we don't make em here in America were gonna have to buy em from China. If you don't want to live next to a farm, then don't build your home next to a farm field.

“Never moon a werewolf”

Since: Apr 07

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Apr 20, 2007
Kimya wrote:
Kyle Hall should take his plans and shove them up his carnivorous a**! There is undisputed proof that these animals will live in filth and horrendous conditions until they are crated up for slaughter. I think the people of Bloomington should be worried about animal welfare before they should be worried about the "smell".
Gee another Animal Rights Activist.

I bet you don't mind watching your favorite football team score everytime they carry thae dead animal they call a leather football across the goal line.....

Or the nice leather purse, shoes and belt you have.........

Or the car you drive everyday creating pollution that is killing animals everyday..........

Or the House you live in that displaced hundreds or even thousands of animals so you could have a nice place to live.

It's called life. People eat animals..they have to be raised somewhere....get over it.....or move.

Survival of the fittest.
crazyoldman

Orange, VA

#20 Apr 20, 2007
With on 28,000 turkeys this would not be considered a CAFO so they would not need a feeding permit. As much as many people seem to be opposed to feeding operations this is a small family size operation compared to what could be coming in, plus it seems like he is planning a dry storage facility which should help control odors to some degree. People do need to remember that food actually comes form a farm not a store.
bleedsblue

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Apr 20, 2007
Kimya wrote:
Kyle Hall should take his plans and shove them up his carnivorous a**! There is undisputed proof that these animals will live in filth and horrendous conditions until they are crated up for slaughter. I think the people of Bloomington should be worried about animal welfare before they should be worried about the "smell".
Of course it's going to stink. However, if you live in rural IN you should not be surprised with farming and livestock in the country. As far as their "horrible living conditions", they are extremely stupid and ignorant animals who don't care. It's unfortunante that you are too sheltered or ignorant yourself to show that compassion for fellow human beings that live in worse conditions or have no home at all.

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