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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 eastern region police commander, Phinehas Arinaitwe, arrested three Muslim activists for destroying and burning slaughterhouses, saying there is no law stipulating only Muslims can slaughter animals on behalf of others.
Many Muslim butchers interviewed, however, believe they were granted the divine right to slaughter animals as it was written in the Koran.
The project aims to integrate HACCP principles into slaughter operations to determine if the system is as effective or better than current inspection systems.
Twenty-eight plants that slaughter young, healthy animals have volunteered to participate in the nationwide test.
RAWALPINDI -- The malady of selling unhealthy meat is witnessed in Rawalpindi city and cantonment areas where the butchers bring unprocessed meat from illegal slaughter houses to their meat shops to sell, residents have complained.
FAISALABAD -- Superintendent Slaughter House Chak Jhumra has challaned four butchers on charge of slaughtering their animals outside the slaughter house.