A meat market is, traditionally, a marketplace where meat is sold, often by a butcher. It is a specialized wet market. The term 'meat market' is sometimes used to refer to a meat retail store or butcher's shop, in particular in North America.
The purported link between societal gender relations and meat sales techniques and treatment of animals has also been discussed in feminist literature, including those focused on women and animal advocacy.
Overview of meat trade
A butcher specializes in the preparation and sale of meat. Butchers sometimes operate specialized shops selling meat, known as butcher's shops, meat stores, meat markets or butcheries. Meat may also be sold in supermarkets, grocery stores, and fish markets, and these shops may employ a butcher.
- London wholesale meat markets:
- Plaza Juan Ponce de Leon meat market, Puerto Rico
- The Shambles (Medieval meat markets in York, Stroud and Shepton Mallet)
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