New York – Some Rockland County residents rallied Sunday against a planned shlachthoiz. Residents have been protesting plans for the facility for years, but are concerned that construction may begin soon.
According to the Rockland Times, a flyer for Sunday’s protest says the slaughterhouse, located on Route 45 in New Hempstead near the New Square border, has received a $1.6 million grant from New York’s Empire State Development Corp., “despite the fact that the chicken slaughterhouse project has not received (needed) approvals from the Rockland County or Ramapo Planning Departments.”
The protesters are seeking to have the grant rescinded, arguing that state tax dollars should not be spent on a slaughterhouse in a residential area.
The plant would reportedly process 5,000 chickens a day and at night, would be located on the edge of the community of New Square, across the road from New Hempstead.
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