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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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With the Kings in a must-win situation, it will be interesting if Slaughter will finally see action.
Every time we had a sloppy offensive possession, they pushed it to the other side,' said Slaughter whose team turned the ball over 21 times.
As a lifelong Republican, I'm deeply saddened and quite ashamed to see my fellow conservatives go to such great lengths to promote the slaughter of American equines," said Marty Irby, who heads the (http://blog.
If the idea is to prevent cruelty to animals and the government does not have anything against slaughter of animals in states where it is not banned, why not put in place an elaborate mechanism to monitor animal cruelty?
Ever since taking over the reins of the state in October this year, the BJP government had stepped up pressure in getting a ban on the slaughter of calves.
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If we are not careful, we will have a law which means nothing to the vast majority of people in this country who believe animals should be humanely stunned prior to slaughter.
If 2nd party has obtained the license for the slaughter of goats and cocks from the appropriate authority, they can perform the slaughtering.
Non-stun slaughter can cause considerable suffering and the organisation believes this practice should be banned.
And yet there are, quite rightly, strictly enforced laws governing the welfare of animals being transported to the abattoir and in the lead up to slaughter to ensure that this is conducted in a way that minimises the suering.
It comes after the National Audit Office Report demanded the Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry to probe unlicensed slaughter houses and TB-infected cattle being released into the market.
Based on the information released from the Slovenian Statistics Agency, in February 2013, the slaughter of cattle was lower by about 17%, of horses and pigs by about 9% and of poultry by about 8% compared with the previous month.