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see abattoirabattoir
[Fr.], building for butchering. The abattoir houses facilities to slaughter animals; dress, cut and inspect meats; and refrigerate, cure, and manufacture byproducts. The largest abattoirs are those of the meatpacking industry.
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or meat-processing,
wholesale business of buying and slaughtering animals and then processing and distributing their carcasses to retailers. The livestock industry is among the largest in the world.
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(in Russian, uboinyipunkt), an enterprise where livestock is butchered for meat. Slaughterhouses are found in settlements not serviced by meat-packing plants. A slaughterhouse has a stockyard, a slaughter room, rooms for handling meat by-products, fat products, and entrails, a hide-salting room, and a room for processing wastes. A refrigeration room is used to store perishable products. Slaughterhouses process meat, meat by-products, melted food fats, entrails, preserved hides, industrial fats, and boiled animal feeds. All processes are based on simple technology and must comply with hygienic and sanitary standards. Veterinary workers supervise the reception and slaughter of animals, as well as the processing and marketing of food and industrial products.

Industrial livestock-raising complexes, large cattle farms, sovkhozes, kolkhozes, and other agricultural enterprises have slaughterhouses for the slaughter of diseased livestock when this is determined necessary by veterinarians.

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In August 2017, the Secretary of State launched a consultation on the plans to deliver a manifesto commitment for CCTV to be required in every slaughterhouse in England in all areas where live animals are present, with unrestricted access to footage for Official Veterinarians - reassuring consumers that high welfare standards are being effectively enforced.
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The plan also calls for the setup of a centralized slaughterhouse for all 14 lechon stalls in the area.
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Unpublished official data released to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism have now revealed that more than 4,000 severe breaches of animal welfare regulations took place in British slaughterhouses over the past two years.
The information for slaughtering of animals through machines at authorized slaughterhouses is out of context," said Dr Kashif.
Masirah Municipality monitored the slaughterhouses in the wilayat, where 619 livestock were recorded slaughtered.
To find out how to support our campaign for slaughterhouse CCTV, and for FREE information on how to adopt a cruelty-free diet, readers can telephone 01732 364 546 or email isobel@animalaid.
However, the quality of indoor air in slaughterhouses was rarely investigated.
80 euros per kg," says Ruse Stefanovski, a co-owner of the Gostivar slaughterhouse.
Animal Aid's slaughter consultant Kate Fowler said: "There is no excuse for the savagery we filmed inside slaughterhouses and yet it went on right under the noses of vets stationed there to monitor welfare.
Over the past six years, the cameras have revealed that nine of the ten randomly chosen slaughterhouses were breaking animal welfare laws.