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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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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.
We won't rest until the slaughterer is executed," they chanted.
The slaughterer rejects the whole animal if there is any disease in any part of it and the farms chosen are only allowed to feed the animals naturally on grass.
To keep checks on the slaughterers and the meat a new profession was born - that of "controller".
It is a slaughterer that likes the sight of corpses and considers them to be medals on its chest.
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Thorn Apple Valley is a major producer of premium consumer packaged meat and poultry products and a leading slaughterer of hogs whose products are sold to wholesalers, supermarkets and food service operators.
As reported, the North York Moors National Park Authority has already granted planning permission for the scheme to local slaughterer JE Noddings.
And painter and decorator Colin Corrigan, 45, wants to work in Harris and the nearby area as a butcher and slaughterer after learning the trade on Taransay.
Thorn Apple Valley is a major producer of premium consumer packaged meat and poultry products and a leading slaughterer of hogs, whose products are sold to wholesalers, supermarkets and food service operators.
His first reference was of his private correspondence with Larkin, who he described as "a great slaughterer of sacred cows," and their mutual love of jazz.
NBA director Kim Haywood said: "The slaughterers who are contracted to supply the biggest supermarkets, and are faced with massive weekly orders that now look difficult to fill, are already sweating hard.