Cavel back on sewer
DeKalb horse slaughterhouse Cavel International has reconnected to the DeKalb Sanitary District after spending the last two months modifying its wastewater treatment to comply with its sewer discharge permit.
Sanitary district Director Mike Zima said the plant reconnected last Friday, after a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order that allows the plant to continue slaughtering horses for human consumption overseas in spite of recent state legislation banning the practice.
“They did reconnect to our system, and according to (plant manager) Jim Tucker, that was accomplished last Friday and they were slaughtering horses on Saturday,” Zima said.
Cavel voluntarily disconnected from the system at the end of March because levels