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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.
References in classic literature ?
It was as much as I could do to sit still while that slaughter was going on.
Month by month the slaughter went on till the thirty poems were published, and month by month he received a check for those which had appeared in the current number.
It was the swiftness of it that made the slaughter so appalling.
I was sick of the slaughter, you see, and besides, they'd helped work the schooner out.
Tiring of the slaughter, a great herding movement was begun by the soldiers, the intent of which was to drive the street mobs, like cattle, into Lake Michigan.
The shrine of the four-handed god was polluted by the slaughter of sacred animals; the images of the deities were broken in pieces; and the Moonstone was seized by an officer of rank in the army of Aurungzebe.
of the animals which were also slaughters outside the slaughter house.
Muscat : As part of the Eid Al Adha preparations, Muscat Municipality has geared up to provide an integrated and healthy 'mobile' slaughterhouse at South Mabela for the raise in the number of slaughters during Eid Al Adha .
The person who slaughters the animal is called a shochet, he has trained for many years and uses a surgically sharp knife called a chalaf to slaughter the animal.