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Mink industry blamed for water woes in Nova Scotia

Mink industry blamed for water woes in Nova Scotia | The Dominion
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! 

“The 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.

Photo: Carlene MacDonald

 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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