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If you grow animals for food and intend to be self-sufficient, you'll need to learn to butcher the animals. Important issues are killing the animals humanely, and maintaining good hygiene. See the articles in the butchering category for more details.

What is butchering an animal?

Simply put, animal slaughter refers to the killing of animals. Enacted for food, for clothes, and—sadly—for fun, animal slaughter is a uniquely human activity. So often, it’s also uniquely cruel.

Slaughter typically involves some initial cutting, opening the major body cavities to remove the entrails and offal but usually leaving the carcass in one piece. Such dressing can be done by hunters in the field (field dressing of game) or in a slaughterhouse. Later, the carcass is usually butchered into smaller cuts.

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