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butcher

noun
(1) One who slaughters animals, or dresses their flesh for market; one whose occupation it is to kill animals for food.
(2) A person who kills people in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty.

verb To murder or kill, usually in a barbarous manner.
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In spite of the health dangers imposed by meat butchered and fed on the sidewalks of Baghdad, Baghdad butchers insist their meat is "tasty" and better than imported meat.
For instance, in the past 40 years on our ranch we've butchered a young cow that was shot in the hind leg by a hunter (shattering the lower leg bone); a cow that got on her back in a ditch and suffocated just before we found her; a weanling heifer with a broken leg; a young bull that was run into by a vehicle on the county road that goes through part of our range pasture; an old cow that suffered a dislocated stifle joint; four big steers that tumbled out the back of a trailer when the door latch failed and they fell out on the road and were seriously injured; and a big heifer calf that bloated on alfalfa pasture, to name a few.
If butchered too soon, there may be residues in the meat.
If the animal will be butchered at home, put it in a pen that won't be used for other cattle right away.
One of the depressions contained the undisturbed remains of six humans -- three adults, two children and one of undetermined age--who apparently were butchered by inhabitants of the cave 6,000 years ago.
The remaining pits contained bones from a variety of butchered animals, including sheep, goats, deer and boars.