MORE INFO NEEDED
‘Bloody’ good looking and interesting paper [last] week. But the high drama item about the tanker that almost became ‘engorged’ needed a wee bit more background – there was no explanation about the cargo – 6000 litres of animal blood. What kind of business needs this? What kind of animals are subjected to the blood suckers, and can you provide information about any other relevant circumstances? I’m sure there must be a significant number of bloodthirsty Dracula readers dying (almost literally) to know more. I speculate further – might Scottish Black Pudding addicts subsequently be at risk of obtaining their fix? Gordon McShean Palmerston North
Gordon, No, but gardeners and growers could feel the pain. The blood, from an animal slaughterhouse, is an ingredient in blood and bone fertiliser, and was bound for a fertiliser works in Hawkes Bay. To our knowledge there is no secret ‘wampyrical blode banc’ or covert east coast crypt of Taika Waititi acolytes eagerly awaiting to draw on such a deposit.
Blood transporter tanks in the gorge.