Posted: 07/12/2012 11:29 am Updated: 07/12/2012 11:49 am

Humane Society To Sue 51 Pork Plants Over Ammonia Emissions

Posted: 07/12/2012 11:29 am Updated: 07/12/2012 11:49 am


As part of its ongoing campaign to help end the use of commercial gestation crates — a much maligned practice that involves the confinement of pregnant pigs for much of their life — the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has announced plans to sue 51 such industrial-style operations for unreported releases of ammonia.

Ammonia is a potentially-dangerous pollutant and the EPA requires facilities to report releases of it amounting to more than 100 pounds within a 24-hour period. HSUS says the 51 facilities, located in top pork-producing states Iowa, North Carolina and Oklahoma, all release amounts that exceed this requirement.

The organization explains more in a release:

It was no surprise to find…

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