Discussion Questions: Chicken Waste and Water Pollution
- Where is the Chesapeake Bay located? Find a map and point out where most of the big chicken farms are located. Are there a lot of small rivers nearby that empty into the bay?
- Debate this statement made by Jim Perdue: “The farmer is his own businessman.” Do you agree or disagree? Why?
- Why do you think that farms don’t have the same strict pollution rules as manufacturing companies? Do you think that the agricultural industry should have more pollution regulations?
- What are some of the reasons the scale of chicken farming has changed?