Alexandria, VA City Council Approves Halal Chicken Slaughterhouse
United Poultry Concerns update:
On March 19th, we published
UPC Supports Opposition to Chicken Slaughterhouse in Alexandria, Virginia
about a plan to put a chicken slaughterhouse in Alexandria, Virginia.
Ignoring protest from business owners and residents, the City Council of
this Washington, DC suburb voted 5 to 2 on March 26th to issue a special
use permit to Saba Live Poultry, whose owners lied on their application
that their process of butchering birds under Islamic law “ensures the
humane treatment of animals during the process.”
See Council approves live poultry butchery.
Councilman Canek Aguirre told the legislative meeting March 26th that the slaughterhouse is “something Alexandria needs.” He and his side ignored “the ethical concerns raised by many residents,” asserting “the realities of our society that we do consume meat and meat products.”
To “minimize interference with surrounding businesses,” an amendment to the permit requires that the birds must be delivered overnight between 11pm and 6am. Let us imagine their feelings as they are being driven through the night to the filthy, violent place where they will be murdered.
(Beth Clifton collage)
For an account of ethnic slaughter markets, see