Fine's appeal of his confinement was rejected by the 9th Circuit Court before he appealed to the U.
On the verge of losing his Tarzana home to foreclosure and suffering from deteriorating health, Fine has spent more than 13 months in solitary confinement.
In his appeal to his confinement, Fine cites the precedent of a Los Angeles newspaper reporter who was held in jail in 1972 for contempt for refusing to divulge sources relating to the Charles Manson court case.
In effect, the diseases and dangers are the same in sewers and confinements, which you would expect because the gases and sewage and closed environment are the same.
It has been mentioned to me that ag industry people are going to argue with the studies on confinements.
We know that thousands of hogs in confinements have died from sewer gases.
There can be no technological fix to make confinements safe because confinements, like sewer pipes, always have sewage and poison gases.
A discussion of the science linking sewer pipes and hog confinement buildings
We have inadvertently adopted parts of the sewer industry's technology for our hog confinement systems without the federally required safeguards or the end sewage treatment process.
As in a sewer pipe, sewage in a confinement building is constantly generating the poison gases hydrogen sulfide and ammonia.
There are dozens and probably hundreds of other studies worldwide concerning gases and human diseases caused by those gases in confinement systems.