Mink industry blamed for water woes in Nova Scotia |
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This is just one of the aberrations that governments in the world keep
hiding from taxpayers so the multi-billionaire fur industry keep making money on
animal suffering. PLEASE CROSS POST!
pollution is so bad," says Carlene MacDonald, a Carleton resident. "The mink
breeders choose to use 100 kilometres of river systems as their toilet and the
government allows it by not responding.”
Preparations have begun for the mink ranch on Sloans Lake. Locals are concerned
their lake will be polluted by manure, urine, offal, caustic cleaning liquids
and fly control chemicals from the ranch.
Blue-green algae, known as cyanobacteria, have overtaken a number
of lakes in the region. Possible contributing factors include faulty lakeside
septic systems and run-off containing agro-industrial fertilizers, but many
believe the primary source is manure, urine, offal, caustic cleaning liquids and
fly control chemicals from riverside mink ranches in neighbouring Digby County.
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