This Toolkit gives you the resources that you need to “Watchdog” Missouri CAFOs for regulatory violations, environmental concerns, and various other CAFO activities which impact human, animal, and economic well-being. As a Watchdog, you can use the resources in ‘Documenting and Reporting Concerns’ to gather information about CAFO activities and share this information with the agencies responsible for addressing these concerns. You may use the resources in ‘Requesting Public Records’ to access more information about CAFO facilities in your area – like size, manure production, owner/operator, violation history – by contacting state and federal agencies. Finally, ‘Writing Public Comments’ gives you resources to advocate against CAFO expansion by submitting your comments on proposed permit applications and proposed rules that regulate CAFO activities in Missouri.
MCE hopes to expand and improve this toolkit over time. We welcome your feedback on how to make these resources more accessible and effective for our CAFO Watchdogs to engage in advocacy! Please contact our Food & Farm Policy Director, Melissa Vatterott at [email protected] with any questions and comments about the toolkit.
You can also access our CAFOs Ladder of Advocacy resource for other ways to take action by visiting here.
Sign up here to join our CAFO Action Network to help respond to time-sensitive CAFO actions that we track! Together, we can support a healthy, safe, sustainable, equitable food system!
Lastly, check out our Video Tutorials at the bottom of this page on how to take various actions discussed in the Toolkit.