Stop The Slaughterhouse on CSU’s Campus

by Becca Bleil

Colorado State University may want to consider changing their name to “Cruelty State University.”

As a freshman at Colorado State University and a member of the Rams Organizing For Animals Rights student club, I was outraged to learn that our school has accepted money from a meatpacking company to build a slaughterhouse in the middle of campus. Construction could begin as early as this summer. CSU needs to cancel plans to build the slaughterhouse now.

It’s already hard enough to concentrate on our studies. Now we’ll be facing the stench and screams of innocent animals in agony every time we walk to class. An on-campus slaughterhouse will mean that living, breathing animals come into the heart of campus and never make it out alive. It will mean that the animals’ organs, hides, and hooves will be transported off campus in trucks, potentially spilling blood, guts and fecal matter onto campus grounds.

Slaughterhouses are not only cruel to animals, but to humans, too. Workers are subject to intense psychological trauma and severe physical injuries such as amputations.

One of the main reasons that I chose to attend CSU is because of the school’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Animal agriculture is a major contributor of greenhouse gases — opening a slaughterhouse on campus is a blatant violation of the university’s core commitment to work towards carbon neutrality.

If this slaughterhouse is built, I along with hundreds of students, have pledged to transfer to another school.  Many incoming students are changing their decision to attend Cruelty State U, too. There is no room for cruelty on CSU’s campus  — in fact, no college campus anywhere should allow an industry that is so violent to animals, harmful to the environment, and dangerous to humans.

If you care about the students of CSU and want this harmful construction to stop, please sign this petition and encourage Colorado State University’s President, Tony Frank, to immediately cancel all plans for building a slaughterhouse of horrors on campus.

*for any inquiries (business/news/personal), please do not hesitate to contact me at becca.bleil@gmail.com*

This petition will be delivered to:

  • President of CSU
    Tony Frank
  • Colorado State University
  • Media Relations, JBS
    Cameron Bruett

https://www.change.org/p/tell-csutonyfrank-nocsuslaughterhouse-on-coloradostateu-campus

8 comments on “Stop The Slaughterhouse on CSU’s Campus

  1. Wouldn’t there be a law prohibiting this anyways? Health Department should be called in because of Biosecurity risks to students. Health Department surely would stop this on campus. Students can complain regarding the emotional pain they would endure being on this campus while this is occuring. Besides I didn’t think it was legal for a University to do this type of thing. There’s the health risks, biosecurity risks for the Entire campus community along with the environment as well as directly conflicting with the Colleges duty to protect it’s students.

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    • This is Colorado’s land grant university, home to a top veterinarian school as well as horse and bison reproduction lab and research facility. It’s also the home of Dr. Temple Grandin, whose more humane livestock handling and slaughtering procedures are very well known.

      Not weighing in on the whole proposal (still have to read it) but doubt anything they propose is illegal.

      Tony Frank is very accessible and will most likely read emails and the petition!

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  2. I honestly cannot believe this. How repellent to have such a thing on a college campus. I cannot stand attempt to normalize killing and violence.

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