Talk:Animal slaughter

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Vandalism on Talk Page[edit]

Talk pages are not for debate -- just discussion of the article in question. I went ahead and reverted the conversation in fear that it would generate too much off-topic discussion. 74.242.99.231 22:22, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

POV...[edit]

I don't want to edit it at fear of being biased in the opposite direction, but the article as it stands is clearly turning a blind eye to the ubiquitous animal torture that occurs daily in the United States. At mass slaughterhouses, not to mention other places, the techniques described are often used haphazardly and with minimum regard for the wellbeing of the animals. For example, the "bolt stunner" is not 100% in producing unconsciousness, which often leaves an animal writhing through its death after its throat has been slit. Surely someone who isn't employed by the meat industry can make the adjustments. --Tothebarricades (talk) 22:32, 21 April 2008 (UTC)


Nonsense. The stunning is not haphazard, because adrenaline release and excitement will lower the value of the meat. Animals can writhe after being stunned only because the stunning puts them into an epileptic fit. This has been known for decades. Livestock are very, very predictable creatures and handling them correctly to avoid panic is intensely cultivated by management of the slaughterhouse, because it would slow down the the through-put of the factory. Animal-rights jihadis prefer to deliberately ignore and lie about these biological/veterinary facts of life for the same reason that muslim jihadis tell teenage boys that if they carry out a suicide bombing, they'll earn 70 virgins. Reference: www.templegrandin.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.215.7.56 (talk) 07:26, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

@ unsigned, wrong. Quoting templegrandin? Is that a joke? I agree with Tothebarricades.


I do not think that there should be a "controversy" item as this is article is only describing the technique of slaughter. I would however abstaing from the use of political terms and comparisions as it's use will cause more harm to the one using it and by proxy to the group he aims to defend than otherwise.

77.72.112.5 (talk) 15:24, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Proposed Merger[edit]

I am proposing that this page be merged with the page "Animal Slaughter" because these pages are essentially the same. Since the slaughtering of livestock is just a subsection of animal slaughtering, I would include the comments made on this page after the merger. Both pages require a great deal of editing. However since the same editing mades to be made on both pages, it makes sense to merge the pages before any editing them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DivaNtrainin (talkcontribs) 22:51, 27 June 2008 (UTC)


Big mistake in this article[edit]

In the United States, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) specifies the approved methods of livestock slaughter:[1]...

No, the Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter are, by US law, defined as humane. These are methods of stunning. RPSM (talk) 14:22, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

2) After the animal is stunned, it is killed. This is done by severing the carotid arteries (2) and the jugular veins (4) with a knife. The method of killing is the same in all slaughter unless the animal is decapitated (Jhakta) or strangled, which is done by some tribe in Northern India. Non-Jews and non-Muslims are not too particular as to how the severing of the blood vessels occurs (in an Italian paper it is mentioned that sometimes only one carotid artery is cut). Shehitah is a refined method that takes into account that the animal is sensible and conscious, and therefore has a number of provisions to lessen sensation. see Shehita RPSM (talk) 14:31, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Slaughter[edit]

This is a loose definition. Please feel free to create a clear distinct definition and category.--Jondel (talk) 07:52, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Proposed Merger[edit]

I am proposing that this page be merged with the page "Slaughter (Livestock)" because these pages are essentially the same. Since the slaughtering of livestock is just a subsection of animal slaughtering, I would include the comments made on this page after the merger. Both pages require a great deal of editing. However since the same editing mades to be made on both pages, it makes sense to merge the pages before any editing them. --DivaNtrainin —Preceding comment was added at 22:52, 27 June 2008 (UTC) --DivaNtrainin

Yes, I guess they should be merged. I feel that editors/contributers to the animal slaughter want to focus a bit more on cruelty, animal ethics & rights, etc while at the livestock, it is more on the meat/butchering/food process. Do be bold, feel free and merge if you/anyone are/is up to it.--Jondel (talk) 23:38, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
It's merged now. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 15:07, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

this point might be trivial[edit]

the third photo down from the right is really only semi-accurate in its description -- the cow is being restrained immediately before a captive bolt is used. however, the captive bolt is (as we all know) used only to stun the cow, to make it unconscious, prior to slaughter. the cow is then slaughtered by having its throat cut. i just don't want any readers to get the idea that the captive bolt is the only step in the slaughter of cattle. i'm wondering if a minor tweak of the caption would make the photo more accurate in its description? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.77.214.126 (talk) 20:53, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

link problem in the also see section[edit]

i noticed when you click the "Cattle Slaughter" link that you are taken to the breast article. is this vandalism or a mistake?

Thank you for noticing and bringing attention to this. This has to be vandalism.--Jondel (talk) 05:09, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

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National Laws[edit]

The section on National laws on Canada has a link supposedly to a Canadian law. It instead links to the US Humane Slaughter Act