Jeff Broin’s POET gives $1M to anti-slaughterhouse campaign
A South Dakota biofuels company has given another $1 million to a campaign working to block a slaughterhouse from being built near its founder’s mansion.
In the final round of campaign finance reports filed ahead of the Nov. 8 election, Smart Growth Sioux Falls reported receiving more than $1.1 million in contributions in the final weeks of its push to ban any new meat-packing facilities from opening and operating inside city limits.
And of those contributions, $1,080,950 came from POET, the world’s leading ethanol company whose founder and CEO is Jeff Broin. Broin lives in a gated compound less than two miles from the site at 3601 N. Sorin Ave. where Wholestone Farms LLC plans to construct a $500-million facility and harvest as many as six million hogs each year.
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