The dark side of recycling

Wood, Keith
September 1990
Earth Island Journal;Fall90, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p21
Details the recycling process of used animals. Description on how stray dogs and cats and pound animals are rounded up by meat renderers and ground up into pet food; Use of the recycled animals into meat by-products, poultry meal, fish meal and others; Factors which contribute to corrupt practices of renderers; Regulation of the rendering industry.


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