Slaughterhouses: The Thing You Never Knew You Needed

Consumers have all at one point wondered where meat comes from, whether they eat it or not. Obviously that answer is from animals, but how does it end up in the vacuum sealed packages one might pick up from the grocery store? The answer is simply from slaughterhouses, the place where animals are sent to harvest their meat. Slaughterhouses got a bad reputation back in the early 1900’s for their inhumane treatment of animals. But since then, laws have been passed and regulations have become more strict to ensure this never happens again.

MEAT OF ALL KINDS, MEATS ENJOYED AROUND THE UNITED STATES

A set of 12 cute cartoon icons portraying different cuts of meat.

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This picture shows you all the different kinds of meat provided to the grocery stores by slaughterhouse. I want it to show how much we depend on the slaughterhouses for any type of meat.

Source: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-64765504/stock-vector-a-set-of-cute-cartoon-icons-portraying-different-cuts-of-meat.html

SLAUGHTERHOUSES ARE MORE THAN JUST MEAT FACTORIES, THEY ALSO HELP MANAGE THE POPULATIONS.

Many do not realize that without slaughterhouses, not only would there be a shortage of meat, but there would also be overpopulation of livestock. These facilities do their absolute best to humanely slaughter animals, but mistakes can be made (I mean we are only human after all!).The point of mistakes is to learn and improve from them, so why dwell in the past?

CONCERNS ON IF THE ANIMAL IS STILL ALIVE UNTIL ACTUAL SLAUGHTERING? NO WORRIES.

Slaughterhouses have been under a microscope since “The Jungle,” by Upton Sinclair came out exposing the past cruel treatment of humans. Ever since then, a certain setup has taken place to avoid harming animals.

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This provides an insight to how the system of a slaughterhouse works. There is plenty of time for the workers to take notice of any conscious animals which would be handled properly right away.

Sources:  http://www.fao.org/docrep/s1250e/S1250E18.HTM

Image result for diagram of how slaughterhouse systems work

SOMETHING HAS GOT TO GIVE, AM I RIGHT?

Slaughterhouses have been scrutinized for years, and for good reason obviously. But the times have changed since then, and regulations and laws have restricted the free will that those facilities used to have. Although all of these things, there are still many concerned citizens that have a hard time accepting that maybe slaughterhouses are not all that bad.

So why not come up with an actual idea to help ease these worries? I mean, obviously we are not shutting down any facilities (unless they have stepped too far out of line), but can we really say that slaughterhouses are the very best they can be at this time?

Why not just find a peaceful middle ground where everyone can just ease up a little?

 

 

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