04 May 2011

We do not slaughter poultry at our plant since red meat species and poultry species must be slaughtered in separate facilities. Thought we do have a poultry slaughter plant on our campus, I took this picture at Polyface Farm while visiting yesterday. Here, live birds are placed headfirst into inverted cones and their throat is slit. They die due to blood loss. In a larger commercial system, birds may be stunned with electricity before being bled out.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s