No respite from poisonous poultry feed

At least 40 illegal factories are producing poultry, fish and animal feed, using untreated poisonous tannery waste in and around the newly-constructed Savar tannery village, posing serious health hazards to millions of people. The Department of Livestock (DLS) and the Department of Environment (DoE) will conduct drives against these illegal factories soon as the toxic feed is being sold through these factories, causing a matter of serious concern for public health, officials concerned and experts told The Independent on Thursday.