Home animal slaughtering has no place in Hamtramck

The city council is scheduled to once again vote on whether to allow residents to slaughter animals at home, in observance of their religious practice.
It has failed to pass once already, but now there is a “compromise” where residents would have to schedule having a city inspector come to their home, to observe whether proper sanitation steps are taken.
Pity the person who has to do this job.
We have said this before: despite a compromise of sorts being reached on whether to allow the practice, home slaughtering still poses a dangerous public health hazard.
We hope city councilmembers think hard on this issue before casting their vote, because Hamtramck can ill afford to allow this practice.
The last thing we need are people slaughtering animals in their backyards.
It’s doubtful any level cleanup would be sufficient. The blood and entrails would get into the soil, creating a toxic, foul-smelling area, that would likely last for weeks.
If there is a need to slaughter an animal, there are facilities you can take it to.
Also, we must consider animal cruelty in this matter. How many people actually know what they are doing to humanely slaughter an animal?
Our guess is few to none.
The whole thing will turn into a bloody debacle.
Posted Jan. 6, 2023

4 Responses to Home animal slaughtering has no place in Hamtramck

  1. John

    January 8, 2023 at 5:26 am

    Some kind of compromise. Bring this practice over from the old country and make the city responsible for policing these activities.

  2. Tammi Glynn

    January 9, 2023 at 7:00 am

    People should be knowledgeable in the art of home slaughter. I see no problem as long as they practice common sense and if they choose this route, enlist the help of a butcher. Most will be happy to assist so things are properly done. I’ve been able to process my own meat since.

  3. Tammi Glynn

    January 9, 2023 at 7:06 am

    Butchering one’s own meat can be satisfying. If you haven’t the knowledge, seek the advice of a Master Butcher. Common sense and knowledge goes a long way. Knowing you raised and processed your own meat is very satisfying.

  4. Ataur Khan

    January 12, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    I am not against of slaughtering animals for religious purpose. I am against slaughtering in the backyard. city of Hamtramck should select one place for animal slaughter. may be city can charge some fee for clean up, inspection and slaughter. whoever want to slaughter cow, goat, sheep any animals they should pay some fee.

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