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Slaughterhouse cases of 1873Tuesday EliasFacts of the Case:This case took place in the State of Louisiana in late 1800’s. Nearly 1000 slaughterhouse and butcherspracticed their profession near the Mississippi River. Within the year, nearly 500,000 animals wereslaughtered and packaged for sale. Here, because of this, the Mississippi River was contaminated withanimal blood, guts, and urine. In addition to the public safety of the citizens of the state, there was aterrible odor that is being released. Many cases of Cholera had broken out, and the health of the peoplewere at stake. As a result, in 1869, the Louisiana legislature passed "An Act to Protect the Health of theCity of New Orleans, to Locate the Stock Landings and Slaughter Houses, and to incorporate the CrescentCity Livestock Landing and Slaughter-House Company," which allowed the city of New Orleans to createa corporation that centralized all slaughterhouse operations in the city. The legislature chartered a privatecorporation, the Crescent City Livestock Landing and Slaughter-House Company (defendant), to run a

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Philosophy, U S state, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Mississippi River

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