Fumes at Pig Farms Are Literally Lethal


According to a report by VegNews, fumes from the manure ponds created by Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) can kill.

On factory farms, hogs are housed in crowded indoor facilities with slats through which manure drops into a pit, where waste then emits hydrogen sulfide, methane, ammonia, and carbon dioxide, amongst other deadly gases. In Midwestern states, manure foaming over the cesspools beneath CAFOs is a condition that often suffocates hogs and leads to explosions due to the highly flammable gases (namely methane and hydrogen sulfide) produced in the decomposition of manure.

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Thu, 2015/08/06 - 12:21pm