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Wanted: More Slaughterhouses

Wanted: More Slaughterhouses

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Growing numbers of small farms and declining numbers of slaughterhouses are worrying locavores who have no way to get this little piggy to market. Farmers complain of a backlog of animals to be slaughtered and livestock that may travel a significant distance to get to a slaughterhouse. Possible solutions: "local cooperatives or mobile slaughter facilities," says the Times. Trouble is, no one wants to live near a slaughterhouse. [NYT]

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