Animal slaughter

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Animal slaughter is the killing of animals, usually referring to killing domestic livestock.wikipedia
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Slaughterhouse

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Such dressing can be done by hunters in the field (field dressing of game) or in a slaughterhouse.
A slaughterhouse or abattoir is a facility where animals are slaughtered for consumption as food.

Butcher

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Later, the carcass is usually butchered into smaller cuts.
A butcher is a person who may slaughter animals, dress their flesh, sell their meat, or participate within any combination of these three tasks.

Food

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In general, the animals would be killed for food; however, they might also be slaughtered for other reasons such as being diseased and unsuitable for consumption.
For vegetables and fruits, this means that they have been recently harvested and treated properly postharvest; for meat, it has recently been slaughtered and butchered; for fish, it has been recently caught or harvested and kept cold.

Cattle

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The animals most commonly slaughtered for food are cattle and water buffalo for beef and veal, sheep for lamb and mutton, goats for goat meat, pigs for pork, deer for venison, horses for horse meat, poultry (mainly chickens, turkeys and ducks), insects (a commercial species is the house cricket), and increasingly, fish in the aquaculture industry (fish farming). ;Electrical (stunning or slaughtering with electric current known as electronarcosis):This method is used for swine, sheep, calves, cattle, and goats.
Other obsolete terms for cattle include "neat" (this use survives in "neatsfoot oil", extracted from the feet and legs of cattle), and "beefing" (young animal fit for slaughter).

Stunning

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This made the mechanical stunning of cows and electrical stunning of pigs compulsory, with the exception of Jewish and Muslim meat.
Stunning is the process of rendering animals immobile or unconscious, with or without killing the animal, when or immediately prior to slaughtering them for food.

Captive bolt pistol

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Modern methods, such as the captive bolt pistol and electric tongs were required, and the act's wording specifically outlawed the poleaxe.
A captive bolt pistol or gun (also variously known as a cattle gun, stunbolt gun, bolt gun, or stunner) is a device used for stunning animals prior to slaughter.

Humane Slaughter Association

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In 1911, the Council of Justice to Animals (later the Humane Slaughter Association, or HSA) was established in England to improve the slaughter of livestock.
The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) supports research, training, and development to improve the welfare of livestock during transport and slaughter.

Shechita

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This made the mechanical stunning of cows and electrical stunning of pigs compulsory, with the exception of Jewish and Muslim meat. Animal slaughter in Judaism falls in accordance to the religious law of Shechita.
The animal may not be stunned prior to the procedure, as is common practice in non-kosher modern animal slaughter since the early twentieth century.

Electronarcosis

;Electrical (stunning or slaughtering with electric current known as electronarcosis):This method is used for swine, sheep, calves, cattle, and goats.
Electronarcosis may be used as a form of electrotherapy in treating certain mental illnesses in humans, or may be used to rendering livestock unconscious prior to slaughter.

Ritual slaughter

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Ritual slaughter is the overarching term accounting for various methods of slaughter used by religions around the world for food production.
Ritual slaughter is the practice of slaughtering livestock for meat in the context of a ritual (duh!). Ritual slaughter involves a prescribed method of slaughtering an animal for food production purposes.

Dhabihah

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This made the mechanical stunning of cows and electrical stunning of pigs compulsory, with the exception of Jewish and Muslim meat.
Thus an animal slaughtered by a Christian who did not mention anything at the time of slaughter would be permissible to some, while other scholars would hold it impermissible.

Humane Slaughter Act

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In 1958, the law that is enforced today by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was passed as the Humane Slaughter Act of 1978.
The Humane Slaughter Act, or the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act (P.L. 85-765; 7 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.) is a United States federal law designed to decrease suffering of livestock during slaughter.

Animal euthanasia

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Animal euthanasia
Euthanasia is distinct from animal slaughter and pest control although in some cases the procedure is the same.

Horse slaughter

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Horse slaughter
Horse slaughter is the practice of slaughtering horses to produce meat for consumption.

Pig slaughter

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Pig slaughter
Pig slaughter is the work of slaughtering domestic pigs which is both a common economic activity as well as a traditional feast in some European countries.

Judaism

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Animal slaughter in Judaism falls in accordance to the religious law of Shechita.
Without the proper slaughtering practices even an otherwise kosher animal will be rendered treif.

Rendering (animal products)

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Meat from animals which are dead, diseased, disabled or dying (4-D meat) on the arrival at the slaughterhouse is often salvaged for rendering, and used by a wide range of industries including pet food manufacturers, zoos, greyhound kennels, and mink ranches.
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Meat

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Meat
Meat is produced by killing an animal and cutting flesh out of it. These procedures are called slaughter and butchery, respectively.

Fish slaughter

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Inert gas asphyxiation

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Controlled-atmosphere killing
Animal slaughter

Animal

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Animal slaughter is the killing of animals, usually referring to killing domestic livestock.

Domestication

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Animal slaughter is the killing of animals, usually referring to killing domestic livestock.

Livestock

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Animal slaughter is the killing of animals, usually referring to killing domestic livestock.

Body cavity

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The slaughter involves some initial cutting, opening the major body cavities to remove the entrails and offal but usually leaving the carcass in one piece.

Gastrointestinal tract

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The slaughter involves some initial cutting, opening the major body cavities to remove the entrails and offal but usually leaving the carcass in one piece.