DeCoster’s Gone

Ryan J. Foley of the Associated Press reports:

A ruthless businessman who built one of the nation’s largest egg production operations from scratch even as he racked up environmental and labor violations is getting out of the business in disgrace after one scandal was too much to overcome: a nationwide salmonella outbreak caused by his products.

Delightful news. Even Iowa’s governor, thoroughly in the pocket of agribusiness, is happy about this. No doubt that the efforts of HSUS and Mercy For Animals helped push DeCoster over the edge. DeCoster may well be the first animal agribusiness magnate to be shamed out of business. He won’t be the last. (Thanks, Jimmy.) Link.