Slaughterhouse deal is an abomination

Submitted by Sharyl Gibbs Brady
Posted 12/1/20

Dear Editor:

Do any of our county commissioners actually live in Powell? I really doubt it. If Powell was their hometown, they would be fighting madly to keep the horror of a slaughterhouse out of …

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Slaughterhouse deal is an abomination

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Dear Editor:

Do any of our county commissioners actually live in Powell? I really doubt it. If Powell was their hometown, they would be fighting madly to keep the horror of a slaughterhouse out of our little town.

Powell is quiet, pleasant and does not lend itself to bad odors. A slaughterhouse will soon end that. Cows urinate and defecate constantly wherever they are. I am aware the men who want this slaughterhouse in Powell have promised to keep the inside clean and free from odors. Perhaps they will do that, however, cattle in cow carriers also soil the truck beds — the waste overflows the truck bed and lands on our roads and streets.

The plan to bring a substantial number of cows into Powell each week guarantees that we will be driving and walking in cow waste each time we venture downtown. Large transport trucks running in and out of town on a regular basis will cause the streets to need repair on a much more frequent schedule.

Cows make noises that carry for miles. They also scream when they are being killed. I don’t want to hear this and I doubt my neighbors do either. Nor would the commissioners like this blocks from their homes. We do not need this in our town.

I am, of course, aware that agriculture drives the economy of Powell … the slaughterhouse is a necessity — but we are surrounded by miles and miles of open country where this killing can be performed without disturbing the peace of our town.

Disgustedly,

Sharyl Gibbs Brady

Powell

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