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Chicago Slaughterhouse Licence Suspended After Pressure From Campaigners

by | May 4, 2020

An animal liberation group has successfully campaigned to have production suspended at the Chicago Live Poultry slaughterhouse.

Slaughter Free Chicago (SFC) — a campaign group aiming to eradicate animal slaughter in the city — urged the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to investigate the poultry facility.

After receiving hundreds of phone calls and emails in relation to the issue, CDPH Commissioner Alison Arwady investigated the matter.

Multiple violations were discovered, including poor hygiene and incorrect storage temperatures, as well as the presence of rodent droppings and blood stains.

“An Important Precedent”

“How CDPH acted, in this case, sets an important precedent” said SFC.

“This means that we now have a strong case to argue that the others should have their license suspended for the same reasons they suspended CLP’s license.” 

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The slaughterhouse was found to be in violation of city regulations (David Tadevosian/Shutterstock.com)

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Established in 2018, SFC is a non-profit organization that is working to help end animal exploitation, “for the benefit of animals, workers, communities and the planet.”

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