On the night of June 14th, we sabotaged the fuel system of a mobile
slaughter unit located at the Meating Place (6495 NW Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, OR)
by introducing a corrosive chemical to both of its diesel
tanks–causing thousands of dollars in damages and rendering it
inoperable. Although this act will only serve as a temporary reprieve for
the cows, pigs, goats, and sheep that are slated to be killed by this
machine of death, it can at least ensure a few slaughter free days.
This company uses the language of ‘sustainability’ and ‘humane treatment’
to obscure the violence and exploitation inherent to their business.
There is nothing humane about sentient animals having their throats slit
open, being hung-up, and dismembered as if they were nothing more then
mere objects–with no value beyond the dollar sign attached to their
flesh. The only true humane alternative is to destroy the machines that
torture and slaughter sentient animals.
*** The Meating Place LLC is custom-exempt facility that is licensed in
the state of Oregon to conduct on-farm slaughtering of cows, pigs, sheep,
and goats for personal non-commercial consumption only, however this
licensing does allow for the commercial slaughter of ‘non-amenable’
species such as domestic deer and bison for resale to retailers,
restaurants, and farmers markets. Although the overall number of animals
killed at these custom-exempt facilities is relatively small compared to
their larger federally inspected counterparts, these mobile facilities
serve as crucial infrastructure for smaller niche industries and markets.