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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A zoning board denied a request by JBS USA to expand a slaughterhouse in the neighborhood of Butchertown, which lies just east of downtown Louisville, Ky., according to local media reports.

An attorney for the company, which is a subsidiary of the São Paulo, Brazil-based JBS S.A., said the expansion was needed to comply with federal safety regulations and to ensure humane handling of the hogs processed at the slaughterhouse, according to courier-journal.com.

But an attorney for the Butchertown Neighborhood Association alleged that JBS was trying to bypass customary review procedures, saying the company had not been cited for any violations regarding workplace safety or humane animal handling.

JBS plans to present the Metro Board of Zoning Adjustment with a revised development plan, according the Courier-Journal report.
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By Bruce Sebring 8/23/2013 2:49:16 PM
"But an attorney for the Butchertown Neighborhood Association alleged that JBS was trying to bypass customary review procedures, saying the company had not been cited for any violations regarding workplace safety or humane animal handling." Let me get this straight....the company was trying to do the right thing as a responsible corporate citizen and make corrections to their facility to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and this doofus of an attorney in essence says that they must break the law and be cited and fined before they are allowed to make the necessary improvements. This is a travesty.

By Andres Jaramillo 8/19/2013 3:42:48 PM
The irony of the neighborhood name is not lost on me. Of course the zoning board can deny the permit and at the same time change the name of the neighborhood to Joblosstown.