In it for the money

I am writing with regard to the slaughterhouse that is proposed for Trapp Road in Auburn.

I very much agree with neighbors that the area is not the place for a slaughterhouse. I think the owners are thinking only of themselves and the money they could make murdering those poor animals.

Do it somewhere else; not in Auburn.

I hope they can live with themselves.

It is said that money is the root of all evil. I guess it depends on who the people are.

Rena Sawyer, Poland

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Mark Wrenn's picture

in it for the money

Most slaughterhouses probably do not operate for free. Of course they're in it for the money!

Mark Elliott's picture

Yeah, I want to go into

Yeah, I want to go into business to break even!....NOT!

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The parrot sez we should go

The parrot sez we should go into business to lose money. Can always use a couple more write offs, you know.

Jeff Douglas's picture

leave it to the SJ

to post someone's comment from Poland about whats right for Auburn. i suppose it OK with the author that we ship our meat to Mass for slaughter then ship it back here to eat? no waste there right?

Bob Woodbury's picture


"I very much agree with neighbors that the area is not the place for a slaughterhouse."

Then why did the good folks of Auburn zone the area for this kind of business?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

"I think the owners are

"I think the owners are thinking only of themselves and the money they could make mudering those poor animals."
The Pirate wonders if Rena ever thinks of that when she wolfs down a double whopper at BK or a bucket of drumsticks and breasts from KFC.

Joe Gray's picture

Even vegans eat meat

If you eat anything natural, you eat meat. There are many animals living in the soils and on the plants that vegans eat. Some organics involve the use of "friendly" bugs and crawly things. Many animals are killed in the production of anything produced naturally. There is simply no way around it.

The regulations regarding animal slaughter do not allow us to take dead animals in for butchering. The animal has to be alive and healthy or we cannot put it into the human food chain. It is far better for everyone that way.

The fact that you will "allow" it other places than Auburn shows you are not concerned with the actual slaughter, you just don't want to be "near" it. The slaughter and the processing take place in a building where you will not see, smell, hear, touch, or taste anything.

If you ask nicely I'm sure the persons doing the processing will bring you a pork chop or t-bone on a nice Styrofoam platter wrapped in plastic, exactly like you find at any supermarket in America. That way you will know it is "natural"

GARY SAVARD's picture

And all this time I thought

And all this time I thought farmers raised their animals until they died of natural causes and then had them butchered. Meanies!

 's picture

you'd better be a total

you'd better be a total vegetarian, or you're a hypocrite!

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The parrot sez he's happy to

The parrot sez he's happy to see Tron doing well in teh Agree column today.

Mark Elliott's picture

Yes me too. Seems since we've

Yes me too. Seems since we've been "verified" his comments are indeed much more civil and I can actually agree with him from time to time.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Verification has taken a lot

Verification has taken a lot of the fun out of being here. Way too civilized.

 's picture

that's because pattie allows

that's because pattie allows all you right wing wackos to attack me at will, and she will do nothing, BUT she balks if I try to retaliate. The pendulum at the SJ has turned decisively right, right into the gutter. People are allowed to post without verification, but only if they attack me.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Well stated, Pattie. The

Well stated, Pattie. The parrot's comment could not have been more innocuous.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Unless we've all gone

Unless we've all gone completely blind, where have you been attacked on this page.
Paranoia strikes deep; into your life it will creep; and it starts when you're always afraid.

Mark Elliott's picture

It amazes me some people

It amazes me some people still don't understand how that steak or turkey gets to their table!


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