2019-11-29 22:37:56 UTC
BBC iplayer, and it showed beef farming and pig farming in the US. The
biggest problem highlighted is how to get rid of the slurry. Big units
housing animals indoors have to drain it off and dispose of it and
almost none do so in a way that is in harmony with the eco-system.
The programme found one managing to get methane from it and fuelling
the unit and nearby houses, but most were not even disposing of it
safely. Slurry was able to leak into the earth and then run to the
rivers and pollute them, eventually reaching areas wehre it caused
fish to die and then other animals that feed on those fish. Areas of
rivers were dead.
I wonder how safe the disposal system of the pig unit is. And the
faster they insist on fattening the pigs for slaughter the worse it
gets. I imagine Hannah got her ideas from such systems when she saw
them in the US. Will the story of her giving these ideas to Justin
lead to another pollution story?