Eastern Shore Residents Held Rally On International World Water Day; Group Delivers 1000 Petitions to Tyson Plant
Eastern Shore residents and the local chapter of Mighty Earth’s “Clean It Up, Tyson!” campaign will held a rally on World Water Day calling on Tyson Foods to adopt better agricultural practices that address widespread water pollution caused by its supply chain. Residents are concerned about the impacts of Tyson’s plans to expand their operations in this region, which may have serious economic, environmental, and public health impacts.
The rally took place on International World Water Day, an annual event which raises global awareness around the importance of clean drinking water and sustainable water management. The meat industry is the leading source of water pollution in the U.S. Citizen speakers at the World Water Day Rally discussed the public health problems related to the industrial meat industry’s water pollution and will call on Tyson to deliver on sustainability promises by protecting and preserving water on the Shore.
Following the rally, citizens delivered 1000 petitions calling on Tyson foods to address water pollution to the Temperanceville Processing Plant.
A letter to Tyson signed by over 100 chefs urging the company to adopt sustainable agricultural practices was also delivered.