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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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Dr Monk added: 'There are seven independent slaughterers, plus three big slaughterers in the city of Leicester, which is only five miles away.
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 Universal Organization of Karaite Jewry sued the Rabbinate after the latter sought to prevent an otherwise Orthodox kosher slaughterhouse from also employing Karaite ritual slaughterers, to process meat separately for the Karaite public.
The National Beef Association says many slaughterers have yet to accept that beef farming is about to go through fundamental change.
There are seven independent slaughterers plus three big slaughterers in the city of Leicester, which is only five miles away, so there's a lot to do.
These are exactly the type of professional suppliers that mainstream slaughterers prize and they are going to have to be looked after.
FARMERS are being urged to arrange their de-coupled businesses so that they do not use their Single Farm Payment to subsidise slaughterers and supermarkets by selling finished cattle for less than the cost of production.
Mr Glavany described the move as "an act of good citizenship" at the time, although the two unions representing slaughterers were put under considerable pressure to sign, according to the Commission.
Valuers, slaughterers and vets all demanded and got higher fees.
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.
The National Beef Association is warning that unless everyone in the industry, from farmers and slaughterers to retailers, cuts costs and becomes more efficient after de-coupled subsidies are introduced next January it will be impossible to sustain current levels of production as farmers dispose of uneconomic suckler herds.