National humane society asking sanitary district for records on Cavel
DeKALB - The Humane Society of the United States has submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the DeKalb Sanitary District for documents pertaining to the Cavel International horse-slaughtering plant.
After seeing past articles printed in the Chronicle and being notified by local activists about the plant's wastewater discharges, the humane society decided to look into materials on Cavel.
“This a routine action,” said Rebecca Judd, staff attorney for the HSUS. “We make dozens of such requests every year. The excess animal products in the wastewater at Cavel flagged our attention.”
The plant has been fined repeatedly by the sanitary district since 2004 for exceeding limits on the content of animal products in wastewater th