Regulating Backyard Slaughter: Strategies and Gaps in Municipal Livestock Ordinances

Urban  Livestock

This article examines the animal policies in 22 U.S. cities and identifies five approaches to governing backyard slaughter; many communities do not address the practice at all and the regulations of others show significant gaps and inconsistencies. The article suggests that policy makers have a range of regulatory options for meeting local priorities, whether those are reducing nuisances, protecting public health, or addressing animal well-being.

Topic: Food Systems
Taxonomy Master Topics: Food Systems Policy
Format: Knowledgebase Resource
Knowledgebase Resource Categories: Article
Jurisdiction: County