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El Cerrito is considering a law that could potentially allow people to slaughter animals on residential property, by way of omission.

While considering allowing new types of animals into the city at a March 2011 City Council study session, El Cerrito City Council members held an informal vote and unanimously agreed that slaughtering animals should not be allowed.

The proposed changes as they currently stand do not address animal slaughter, which will leave ambiguity in what people are allowed to do. This ambiguity will inevitably cause animals to suffer. El Cerrito needs to take a stand and make policy that reflect its convictions. El Cerrito needs to ban animal slaughter.

On November 21, several residents spoke out against backyard slaughter at the El Cerrito City Council meeting.

Now they need to hear from you.  Tell them you support a ban on slaughter in El Cerrito. Killing chickens, goats, rabbits and other animals has no place in the city of El Cerrito.

Take Action

  • Help spread the word about slaughter in El Cerrito, share this post on Facebook and on Twitter.
  • Email the El Cerrito City Council and Mayor. Tell them (politely) that you support a ban on slaughter in El Cerrito. Send your message to the following email addresses: acheng@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us, jabelson@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us, rbenassini@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us, bjones@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us, glyman@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us, contact@noslaughter.org
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