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slaughter

1. the killing of animals for the preparation of meat for human consumption. Many methods are used. See also emergency slaughter, captive bolt pistol, carbon dioxide anesthesia, jewish slaughter, muslim slaughter, pithing, puntilla, shechita, sikh slaughter.
2. destruction of animals because they are diseased, e.g. in test-and-slaughter programs.

casualty slaughter
see emergency slaughter.
Danish slaughter data system
a detailed system for keeping data on slaughter and meat inspection of pigs in Denmark. Based on tattooing of all pigs and a code for meat inspection findings with all information stored on a computer system.
slaughter hall, slaughter floor
the part of an abattoir in which the slaughtering is conducted.
selective slaughter
slaughter and disposal of infected animals as a tool in the eradication of disease. Those slaughtered may be infected or be positive reactors or in-contact animals.
slaughter spleen
enlargement and congestion of the spleen with hemorrhages under the capsule which occur in some slaughter methods.
stunning-bleeding slaughter
stunning either with a hammer or by electric shock followed by shackling and lifting, then by opening of the jugular vein.
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While cow slaughter is already banned in the state under the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act ( MAPA), right- wing groups have been fighting for almost two decades to extend the prohibition to the killing of calves, which could until now be slaughtered after acquiring the ' Fit for Slaughter' certificate from civic authorities.
At the same time the 12% that isn't stunned, along with the hindquarters of animals slaughtered by the Shechita method that are not Kosher, could continue to enter the mainstream food chain unlabelled.
Muhammad Arshad Jatt directed that Incharge of slaughter house should carryout postmortem of animals according to Animals Slaughter Control Act so that sick and weak animals could not be slaughtered.
A BIG debate has taken place in Britain this week over halal and kosher meat being sold by restaurants and supermarkets without labelling - and the fact that at a number of UK abattoirs some animals slaughtered under these systems are not being stunned beforehand.
The provincial authorities have directed that the in charges of slaughter houses all over the province to implement Animals Slaughter Control Act in letter and spirit so that sick and weak animals could not be slaughtered.
The main difference between an unlicensed slaughter house and a licenced one is that in licenced ones there are vets to check each animal before it is slaughtered," said the sources.
Kosher and halal meat comes from an animal which has not been rendered unconscious and is slaughtered in accordance with religious instruction.
The number of cows/calves slaughtered has also increased, reaching 2 million from 1.
The writing is on the wall - Americans don't want our horses slaughtered, here or in any other country.
In the same comparison only the number of slaughtered sheep was higher by about 25%, but sheep represent only a small share of animals slaughtered in slaughterhouses.
Locals flock to shops to buy goats, sheep and camels to be slaughtered in the name of this religious feast.
People have been warned to have animals slaughtered professionally.