Live meat market approved for Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Omaha residents will soon be able to select live farm animals for future meals and watch them get slaughtered.

The Omaha City Council on Tuesday approved the creation of a live meat market in the southern part of the city. The council debated for more than an hour on whether to grant a special use permit for Tom’s Live Market.

The business will process animals such as sheep, pigs, rabbits, goats and small cattle. Customers can pick animals from pens at the business and wait while they’re slaughtered, processed and packaged.

Council members have required Meyer to post signs warning off children under 12 from areas where they could see the animals processed.

Meyer says the concept is new for Omaha but familiar in cities around the country.

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