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In 2017, the Sentience Institute published a survey of 1,094 US adults on their perspectives towards the animal-free food movement. A key result was that 47% supported a ban on slaughterhouses.

If this is representative, it could mean a significant opportunity to push for stronger legislation around animal welfare in the USA.

In Sioux Falls, a city with a population of 181,000 in South Dakota, a citizens group has achieved enough signatures to send a ballot for public vote on November 8th 2022. If this ballot is passed (a ballot is passed if it gains a simple majority from the voting public), it would mean that no new slaughterhouse could be constructed or operate within city limits.

If this passes, or is close to passing, it could be an indication towards it being worthwhile to push for similar legislation elsewhere in the US.