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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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It was to clarify this unhealthy situation that the French government issued a decree acknowledging the Big Mosque of Paris as the only organisation qualified to nominate slaughterers and to control their work.
The NBA first objected to the price confusion forced on finishers by continued use of the New EU spec in 2001, and in November 2002 was backed by the European Commission which ordered slaughterers to stop using New EU on commercial cattle.
I realize," he said, "that there are many people who feel they need to use chickens in order to properly carry out the custom, but as is well known, there are numerous reasons to oppose use of chickens from a halachic point of view -- such as cruelty to animals, as well as the likelihood that many of the chickens will be rendered non-kosher because the slaughterers do not have time to check their work before moving on to the next bird.
At the slaughterhouse location, 3 of 104 sheep slaughterers and 4 of 5 camel slaughterers were antibody-positive (Figure).
Some two dozen amateur slaughterers - skinners and boners from local abattoirs, sanitation workers, even prisoners from a nearby jail - were paid 10 rupees for every sheep they slaughtered.
Nevertheless, these massacres never brought about the victory of the slaughterers.
Various friends along the way, such as the affable banderbear, a family of slaughterers, and even the sinister sky-pirates, guide and help Twig in his journey to discover his destiny and understand his true identity.
SIR - In order for the meat hygiene service to cut its costs next year from pounds 91m to pounds 74m, the controlling body, the Food Standards Agency, proposes to reduce their slaughterhouse costs of pounds 56m a year by passing some of those costs on to slaughterers.
In October 2001, a group of four farmers' federations decided to take matters into their own hands and engineered an agreement with two federations of slaughterers setting minimum beef prices and limiting beef imports.
So does Mr Williams also consider himself to be an immigrant, or can he trace his Cardiff ancestry back to 600BC - a time before those pesky Welsh-speaking slaughterers started to invade Britain?
The senseless slaughter of hundreds of thousands of days-old baby seals is a crime to which all but the government and the slaughterers will admit.
Responding to those comments, Leon Wieseltier, of The New Republic, stated, "The murder of Daniel Pearl did not make a mockery of what his slaughterers believe.