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abattoir

(ăb'ətwär`) [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 meatpackingmeatpacking
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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 industry. Plant construction, drainage, water supply, disposal of refuse, and all operations are under government regulation. Abattoirs are also called slaughterhouses.

abattoir

[‚ab·ə′twär]
(industrial engineering)
A building in which cattle or other animals are slaughtered.
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Prince's Countryside Fund director, Claire Saunders, said: "The fund is deeply concerned with ensuring that the critical role local abattoirs play in their economies is recognised, safeguarded and that they have a sustainable future.
The Gheir abattoir slaughtered 197 sheep and three cows and the Shawkah abattoir slaughtered 127 sheep and four camels.
The Municipality has urged the public who wish to undertake the sacrifice to visit abattoirs in the afternoon until 4pm to avoid crowding.
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The butchers who made the call when Governor Seyi Makinde visited the central abattoir, decried that the huge costs they expended on transportation and slaughtering cows continued to make the business less profitable.
Farmers who have been using Central District Council (CDC) run abattoirs will have to look for alternative abattoirs after government decision to privatise the services, CDC chairperson Mr Peter Williams has said.
class="MsoNormalBut in 1974, Mr Jeremiah Nyagah, the then Agriculture minister, gave the two entrepreneurs the green light to set up an abattoir and inspection unit at a cost of Sh9.6 million.
High on the agenda was the Welsh Government's Project Helix, a fund which can help Welsh abattoirs and cutting plants invest in new products and processes.
Forces of industrialisation have further centralised production to out-of-town regionalised abattoirs. EU regulations, produced in response to trade, disease and consumer outrage, regulate all abattoirs unilaterally, regardless of whether the meat produced is "industrialised" or "heritage." Abattoirs remain culturally ignored; represented by state and supranational organisations through science or animal welfare informed regulations and omitted from UN reports on global meat supply , whilst heritage meat narratives jump from farm to butchers block.
In the fiscal year 2017-18, the RCB allocated Rs20 million for the construction of an abattoir to check illegal slaughtering of animals in streets and open places and provide hygienic meat to the residents.
Whilst some wanted the council to build houses on the Boosbeck abattoir site, which would ensure no further applications for abattoir licences, this Plan B proposal may have the same effect.