Click our logo for the Sierra Club homepage.
Scrapbook: Tour de Stench Featured in Rolling Stone

« Sacred Peaks Spared Sewage | Main | Club Reaching Out to Hunters & Anglers »

Sierra Club Scrapbook

March 16, 2007

Tour de Stench Featured in Rolling Stone


For the last several years, husband & wife team Aloma and Lee Dew, Sierra Club organizers in western Kentucky, have been taking citizens, reporters, and elected officials on what they call a "Tour de Stench": a van tour of the giant factory chicken farms that have proliferated there over the last decade, fouling the water with E. coli and the air with fecal dust and ammonia. Reporter Kristine de Leon recently accompanied the Dews on a Tour as part of a story for Rolling Stone magazine entitled, "The Dark Side of Kentucky." The state is now home to thousands of chicken factories, which raise nearly 300 million birds each year. The Dews, pictured above beside an illegally dumped mountain of chicken feces and dead birds, recently joined a successful Sierra Club lawsuit that held chicken giant Tyson Foods accountable for $550,000 to monitor air quality and clean up its act. Read more about factory farms here.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Tour de Stench Featured in Rolling Stone:

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top

Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. © 2011 Sierra Club.
The Sierra Club Seal is a registered copyright, service mark, and trademark of the Sierra Club.