Slaughtering animals has become a topic of concern for Carrboro residents. The Board of Aldermen met Nov. 21 to reassess an ordinance passed in February that permits animal slaughter within the town limits.
At the meeting, the board did not vote to change or remove the ordinance. Instead, it was a chance for them to reevaluate the ordinance and take into consideration questions and issues that have been raised.
“Depending on what those answers are and how board members and the public respond to the issue, we will decide to either not do anything about it, let the ordinance stand, tweak it or change it,” said Aldermen Board member Sammy Slade in reference to the meeting.
Randee Haven-O’Donnell, Board of Aldermen member and science educator at Durham Academy, raised the initial concern about the animal slaughter ordinance.
“In a lab’s standard procedure, there is a whole protocol for managing blood, organism body fluids, fecal material and then the disposal of an organism,” Haven-O’Donnell said.