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Slaughterhouse Vigil

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A group of animal-rights advocates conducted a vigil outside a local

slaughterhouse Friday to call attention to what they say is the

inhumane treatment of animals.

The group began gathering at 5 p.m. in front of Rancho Veal at 1522

Petaluma Boulevard North. It swelled to about 45 people by 5:45 p.m.

"We were there to mourn and memorialize the animals and remind people

that this is animal cruelty," said Lisa Soldavini of Petaluma, a

member of Northbay Animal Advocates who helped organize the vigil

along with Kate Danaher.

"People who eat meat are disconnected from the suffering that takes

place at slaughterhouses. We wanted to make the connection for them

and call attention to the slaughterhouses where the actual killing

takes place."

The event coincided with World Farmed Animals Day, an annual event

observed by animal-rights groups that coincides with the birthday of

Mahatma Gandhi.

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