Purpose

  • This page is to bring awareness to the growing trend of putting large factory chicken operations in rural, low income, and minority communities. 


  • We will highlight what we have discovered about "Big-Chicken" in general in Pike County, MS. Home to chicken CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations). (takes you to our Files tab here). *Page under construction


  • We will also highlight the potentially harmful effects these activities would have on the host county residents and resources, and on Pike County in particular (takes you to our Files tab).


  • And, finally, during our research we have found a number of disturbing stories (takes you to our Discussions tab) of what some neighboring residents have experienced.


Updates

GoFundMe Update (12/2/18)

On behalf of the Community-in-Need (a.k.a. Concerned Citizens of Progress Community), let me first express our sincere gratitude for your words of encouragement and the financial support received to date. 

Unfortunately, GoFundMe plus outside efforts are running significantly behind our timeline for reaching the $100,000 goal. Our largest outside effort was a first-ever Community Fall Festival on November 10, 2018. The event featured musical artists, speakers, and food sales. The event itself was awesome; sadly, the tropical Mississippi weather decided to turn wintery that day (extremely cold and wet). Attendance and sales were far below expectations. Our next scheduled event is a food booth at the Town of Osyka Christmas Festival on December 8, 2018. 


For those who can attend, please come and support us. For those who cannot attend, please donate by clicking on the "Donate Now" button on this GoFundMe page. Funds are desperately needed. This is not an affluent community, but we have heart and concern for each other. Please share this campaign with family and friends.


The legal process continues. The Evidentiary Hearing is scheduled for April 2019. Prior to the Hearing, several legal motions must be filed.


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