Humane society to sue Cavel if it doesn't clean up
DeKALB - The Humane Society of the United States will sue Cavel International unless the DeKalb horse slaughterhouse cleans up its wastewater discharge within 60 days, according to documents filed with the federal government on Tuesday.
The HSUS notified Cavel, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency of its intent to sue, HSUS spokesman Jon Lovvorn said. The 60-day notice is required under federal law before a lawsuit can be filed. The notice alleges that Cavel has repeatedly violated the federal Clean Water Act by releasing “excessive animal residue” into the DeKalb sewer system.
“Everybody knows we've been campaigning against horse slaughter, but when you combine that with a faci