Join Our Effort
More than 10,000 residents of Sioux Falls signed our petition, ensuring that voters will have a chance to stand up against controversial plans to open new slaughterhouses in Sioux Falls. Be sure to cast your vote on November 8th, or take advantage of early voting options. Information on polling is available from the South Dakota Secretary of State, and information on early and mail-in voting is available from Minnehaha County and Lincoln County.
From water use and wastewater discharge into the Big Sioux River, to increased odors and traffic congestion, new slaughterhouses within city limits could have a devastating impact on residential neighborhoods, local businesses, and outdoor recreation.
By acting now, we can stop new slaughterhouses from increasing odor and traffic, protect our water, and ensure that Sioux Falls continues the smart residential and commercial development we need to grow.
Don’t allow our hometown to become Sewer Falls! You can help decide the future of our city.
Read our proposed ordinance:
Section 1. That the Code of Ordinances of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Chapter 160: Zoning, is hereby amended by adding a new section, to be numbered 160.045, which section reads as follows:
§ 160.045 SLAUGHTERHOUSE
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code to the contrary, no new Slaughterhouse may be constructed, or be permitted to operate, within the city limits.
(b) This section does not apply to any existing Slaughterhouse constructed and operating before the effective date of this section. This section does not apply to the expansion or alteration of any Slaughterhouse constructed and operating before the effective date of this section so long as such expansion or alteration occurs at the existing site.