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Texas business literally leaves behind a river of blood

by grimgraphix / January 31, 2012 8:19 AM PST
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Good question.
by Diana Forum moderator / January 31, 2012 8:52 PM PST

What do slaughterhouses normally do with all that blood? I think of all the diseases that could be flowing down that river, not to mention the ick factor.

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by Steven Haninger / January 31, 2012 9:02 PM PST
In reply to: Good question.

Also, chicken manure is a very common product that's processed and bagged for home gardening use. They won't tell you what it is on the bag. It does have a very distinct telltale odor that the trained nose...knows. Happy

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Blood meal...
by J. Vega / February 1, 2012 3:04 AM PST
In reply to: Good question.

Diana, they sell it for a fertilizer called "blood meal". It's a great source of nitrogen and a lot of organic growers like it. Also, sometimes it's used as a deterrent to deer, they seem to avoid it. You can find it for sale in most gardening centers.

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(NT) Then why do they just pour it out?
by Diana Forum moderator / February 1, 2012 8:41 AM PST
In reply to: Blood meal...
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who said they did?
by James Denison / February 1, 2012 8:49 AM PST

Just assuming?

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Bottom left
by Steven Haninger / February 1, 2012 8:55 AM PST
In reply to: who said they did?

There appears to be a man made ridge between a small grove of trees and a shallow area. There is a thin red streak on the outside of the earthen ridge. It's not all that well defined.

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(NT) Misplaced this one. belongs below Jame's "I see"
by Steven Haninger / February 1, 2012 8:56 AM PST
In reply to: Bottom left
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Perfect example....
by Josh K / January 31, 2012 9:40 PM PST

.....of why repealing environmental laws and/or dissolving the EPA and expecting everyone to behave themselves on the honor system is not a good idea. Under those conditions what this plant is doing would be legal.

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I see
by James Denison / February 1, 2012 8:49 AM PST

what appears to be some sort of business area. I then see a lot of green area. Across the green area from the plant I see an old sinkhole or excavation area. Where is this river of blood flowing from the packing house across that green area?

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