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Feedlots are massive feeding pens used for holding animals as they are prepared for slaughter.
Some of these feedlots are unimaginably large, sometimes containing thousands of animals.
With so many animals so close together, all the waste produced must be drained into a waste reservoir nearby.
The chemicals contaminating this waste (which give it vibrant colors) not only render the waste useless as fertilizer, but they also contaminate groundwater and surrounding land.
Even people from the towns nearby feedlots report health issues resulting from the emissions from these massive feeding pens and their waste reservoirs.