Voter-led petition on new slaughterhouse exceeds signature goal

By Dakota News Now staff

Published: Jul. 8, 2022 at 9:44 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – Smart Growth Sioux Falls announced that it has now gathered more than 10,000 petition signatures – far more than required to put the ordinance to ban new slaughterhouses within city limits on the ballot this November.

The petition signatures were delivered to the City of Sioux Falls on Thursday, according to a press release from Smart Growth Sioux Falls.

“Citizens should choose whether or not they want new slaughterhouses stinking up our community, destroying our water, and piling up traffic within city limits,” said Robert Peterson, a Sioux Falls native and treasurer of Smart Growth Sioux Falls.