Martins says it is an issue of humane treatment of animals in addition to being better for the environment to eat locally. He encourages people to change laws to allow the processing of animals in more urban areas.
Martins says, "We should not wait for, or expect, rules to change. We must force those changes by acting ourselves. If four slaughterhouses were opened in the Bronx that met all rules and regulations, however draconian, the government would be forced to reckon with this movement. Action creates change."