Slaughter Free Chicago
Started 2 petitions
Chicago Aldermen who laughed and told bacon jokes at climate emergency vote must step down
People are dying in fires, floods and droughts and other natural disasters exacerbated by climate change around the world. Billions of other animals are trapped in farms or have their habitats destroyed from the same. In response to our urgent message to the Chicago City Council at their 2/19/20 meeting, one alderman made bacon joke comments three different times which evoked laughter from some of his fellow council members. The Mayor, who was present through the entire meeting, suddenly disappeared during the vote, then reappeared just after our disruption. In the name of the climate emergency and the tragedy that is unfolding all around us, we must expose the utter callousness and reckless disregard that Chicago's top legislators displayed for the suffering of countless victims of climate change. We have three clear demands of the Chicago City Council: cut ties with animal agriculture interests, Develop a program to rapidly transition to a plant-based food system, and Close Chicago slaughterhouses which needlessly contribute to the climate crisis and are terrible for animals, workers, and communities. This petition was organized by Slaughter Free Chicago and Animal Rebellion Chicago.Please join our campaign at https://slaughterfreechicago.com/sign-up/
Shutdown Chicago Live Poultry Slaughterhouse!
Chicago Live Poultry is breaking several city laws and is a public health and safety nuisance to many neighboring residents and business owners. In fact, it's very location in proximity to others is a zoning violation which can only be resolved by moving 200 feet away from other residents and businesses (which would be impossible). Slaughter Free Chicago is using its advocacy might to represent them and demand that the City of Chicago enforce its laws and revoke CLP's license. We have a meeting with Alderman Silverstein on Thursday morning to present our case for closing CLP so we need your signatures no later than Wednesday! CLP slaughter chickens and other birds as well as rabbits. The conditions in which animals are kept are squalid and miserable! We documented how animals are delivered and unloaded, treated worse than furniture. See video. In addition, the stench of dead animals constantly permeates the block surrounding it especially by the dumpster behind the building which is only 18 feet from other residents.