Chicken Slaughterhouse Shut Out of Long Island Town

Following a campaign by PETA, Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION), and Brooklyn-Queens Animal Save that included spirited protests, testimonies at town board meetings, an urgent letter to town officials, and more, the Islip Zoning Board of Appeals denied a “special exception” application to establish a poultry slaughterhouse in Islip, New York.

This victory means less suffering for some of the most abused animals on the planet. We’ll keep working until the number of slaughterhouses is zero—and you can help. Order vegan starter kits to leave in literature racks, in airplane seat pockets, on community bulletin boards, and anywhere else people may pick them up and be inspired to live more compassionately.

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“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind