Gallery: Waste From Cattle Food Plant Kills 10,000 Fish in Mexico


Cattle waste presents a huge problem for farmers. From feed to fecal matter, it has the potential to cause environmental harm when leaked into waterways, released as gas into the air, and it can infect meat during processing. On Monday in Jalisco, Mexico the Hurtado reservoir was poisoned by hundreds of liters of molasses from a nearby cattle food plant. The facility creates the sticky brown substance by refining beets and sugarcane for cows to eat. Acting without a permit, the goo flowed into a canal feeding the reservoir, asphyxiating over 10,000 fish.

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