February 17, 2017
Update on Slaughter in Marin
Two Important Dates Coming Up: Wednesday, March 1 and Tuesday,
And what you can do before then, too.
Wednesday, March 1
6:30 PM in Novato
There will be a free community forum on the issue of
slaughterhouses coming to Marin on Wednesday, March 1 from 6:30
to 8:00 PM at the Trek Winery (1026 Machin Avenue, Novato).
(You can come earlier to enjoy a no-host bar.)
You will learn more about how slaughter in Marin County might affect
you, your family, our environment, and our economy. The forum will
be moderated by leading economist and Marin resident Jon Haveman.
The room holds 120 people and we are hoping to fill it to capacity.
Please invite your neighbors, co-workers, and friends, especially
those who have not heard about the possibility of slaughter coming
to Marin. This is not a veg issue; it's a quality of life issue,
and we must educate ourselves and others about what it might mean
for our county.
To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/CitizensAgainstMarinSlaughter
(You do not need to be a facebook user to visit this site.)
Tuesday, March 14
9:00 AM San Rafael
The Marin Board of Supervisors will be hearing comments and
voting on whether to remove Marin County's longstanding ban on
slaughter on Tuesday, March 14 at 9 AM in room 330 at the Marin
A huge turnout would be effective. We are not focusing on animal
issues (because the planning commission ignored those views), but on
facts that affect the entire community.
While it would be great if you want to speak at that meeting, just
showing up is equally important.
Why slaughter in Marin is a bad idea:
Slaughter operations cause property values to plummet; spike violent
crime; use massive quantities of water; pollute our water, air and
soil; and emit noxious odors and noise pollution.
A printable flier with this information, including an invitation to
come to the meeting on 3/14, can be found at
Print the flier and share it with your neighbors and friends.
Everyone can call or write to the supervisors
Whether or not you can come to the above events, please do the
following as soon as you can:
Call and/or write to the supervisors and urge them to vote against
lifting the ban on slaughter. You can use the points listed above or
come up with your own (but not an animal rights argument). When I
wrote I mentioned more trucks on narrow back roads that have no
shoulders where bicyclists already ride. Any lifestyle argument is
a good one, and again, even if you don't give a reason, just saying
you want the supervisors to retain the ban on slaughter is enough.
Write to the Board Of Supervisors by sending one email to
the department coordinator Jeremy Tejirian:
and the board itself: email@example.com
Call the Board of Supervisors at 415-473-3645
Again, you can learn more - and see a flier you can print - by
Thank you for speaking up. It really makes a difference when
constituents voice their concerns, and the more who do, the bigger
the impact it has.