On the night of June 14th, we sabotaged the fuel system of a mobile
slaughter unit located at the Meating Place (6495 NW Cornelius Pass Road,
Hillsboro, OR) by introducing a corrosive chemical to both of its diesel
tanks–causing thousands of dollars in damages and rendering it inoperable.
Although this act will only serve as a temporary reprieve for the cows, pigs,
goats, and sheep that are slated to be killed by this machine of death, it
can at least ensure a few slaughter free days.
This company uses the language of ‘sustainability’ and ‘humane treatment’ to
obscure the violence and exploitation inherent to their business. There is
nothing humane about sentient animals having their throats slit open, being
hung-up, and dismembered as if they were nothing more then mere objects–with
no value beyond the dollar sign attached to their flesh. The only true humane
alternative is to destroy the machines that torture and slaughter sentient
This action is dedicated to anarchist prisoners Marie Mason and Eric McDavid.
*** The Meating Place LLC is custom-exempt facility that is licensed in the
state of Oregon to conduct on-farm slaughtering of cows, pigs, sheep, and
goats for personal non-commercial consumption only, however this licensing
does allow for the commercial slaughter of ‘non-amenable’ species such as
domestic deer and bison for resale to retailers, restaurants, and farmers
markets. Although the overall number of animals killed at these custom-exempt
facilities is relatively small compared to their larger federally inspected
counterparts, these mobile facilities serve as crucial infrastructure for
smaller niche industries and markets.