The Supreme Court upheld a High Court verdict that had asked to shut down factories that are using toxic tannery waste to produce poultry and fish feed in Dhaka’s Hazaribagh area.
On July 21, 2011, the High Court after being moved by a writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh delivered the verdict and ordered the factory authorities to stop production.
Manzill Murshid, the writ petitioner’s lawyer, said there was no bar to shut down the factories now as the apex court upheld the High Court’s verdict.
Earlier, traders used to import bone meal to produce feed. Meat and bone meal, a protein-rich substance, is an essential ingredient for fish and poultry feed.
Around 10 years ago, however, the practice of using tannery waste in producing fish and poultry feed was started by corrupted businessman as the price of imported protein has gone up over the years.
Source: Dhaka Tribune // Original Article