EME Slaughterhouse Tell How to Slaughter Cattle
It's pretty obvious that beef is meat from muscles of cattle, but how does it get to the table? In order for beef to be served at dinner time in the form of, for example, a Porterhouse Steak, sacrifices must be made in order to get that steak. In other words, an animal's life must be taken to put meat on the table. It does sound sad and gruesome, but it's reality. However, the way humans kill and eat animals is much different from what a pack of wolves or a pride of lions have to do so they can eat. Humans are expected to treat animals with the same level of kindness and respect from the time the animal came to be raised to the point of slaughter. This is particularly true for those who care for and raise animals for their own freezer. However, some anti-slaughter people disagree with this statement, due to their agendas that all animals should be protected and none should be killed in any way shape or form.
It should be noted, though, that this article is not created for the purpose of arguing about the morals of whether slaughtering animals for food is right or wrong, since that should be left for a different time and place, or can be discussed on the Discuss tab of this article. Slaughtering is the killing, cleaning, skinning and quartering animals for meat. It is a process that begins when the animal enters onto the kill floor or the area where they can be easily accessed to be slaughtered and ends in the cooling room.
There are three ways that cattle are slaughtered: Commercial, Do-It-Yourself at Home Butchering, and Religious slaughter. Religious slaughter is the most controversial subject next to commercial slaughter, but it is beyond the scope of this article to cover such a diversified subject due to the fact that there is more than one religious slaughter method that exists, and thus will not be covered here. The steps below will show only two methods, describing how they are accomplished and the details as to why such methods and steps need to be done.