On Sunday, April 24, from midday to mid-afternoon, the noxious smell of the killing of animals permeated the air. Apparently the new slaughterhouse (matadero or desolladero) to the southeast of town was operating. The wind was blowing from that direction, thus making it intolerable to have windows open and to be outside on an otherwise lovely day. I am requesting that the slaughterhouse not be in operation when the wind is blowing toward San Miguel. The weekends and evenings, when people are home, should also be avoided.