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Pork Plant Clarification (FYI)
To answer a previous question, the USDA does allow downer pigs to be slaughtered.
Also, regarding design considerations... There have been some recent changes in design concepts for the movement of pigs into stunning systems. New designs have eliminated single-file corrals and have instead implemented a type of 'batch processing' method which moves small groups (about 8 for CO2 stunning--depends on machine design) of pig into the stunning area. This greatly reduces the stress level of the animal before stunning. We also eliminated prods and now use an automated herding system. I have seen the new Butina dual backloaders in action (CO2 stunning system) and it is much better than the old single-file system we replaced. In fact, to effectively pass an animal stress audit, you about have to eliminate single-file herding and prodding.
The OD of Etymology doesn't corroborate the etymology offered for "Shambles," and the point of the passage seems to be to editorialize about slaughter, not to provide useful information. I cut it. (Ethan Mitchell, Feb 25, 2006)
A US ordinance 30 years before there was a United States?
"In 1747, an ordinance in the United States “forbade people from slaughtering cattle at their home." " The proper source source of this ordinance should be stated, possibly it was a local city ordinance in one of the colonies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 03:09, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
Concerns about section "Animal welfare concerns" - move to animal welfare
Section starts by reviewing and quoting from an extreme POV book which cannot be considered a WP:RS. "This would imply that certain slaughter houses throughout the country are not following the guidelines and regulations spelled out ..." is WP:OR and is soapboxing a particular POV.
And fish have nothing to do with slaughterhouses. More soapboxing. Animal cruelty exists and by all means should be exposed but that is not Wikipedia's role. A focussed article Animal welfare exists to cover this important topic. Moondyne (talk) 02:11, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
"Animal Welfare Concerns" is an extraordinarily bland title for the industrialised mass killing of sentient beings. Yes, Wikipedia should aspire to a neutral POV. If there is a credible source that suggests slaughterhouses are not places of immense suffering, then it should be cited too. --Davidcpearce (talk) 06:32, 17 June 2015 (UTC)