Could Local Food Mean the Return of Urban Slaughterhouses?

Patrick Martins, CEO of a sustainable meat company, says that Americans should embrace slaughterhouses in their cities.

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."

Full Story: Heritage Foods’ Patrick Martins wants to put slaughterhouses back in the city

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