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Slaughterhouse Blues

FWi - Farmlife news

GETTING CHILDREN onto farms and into abattoirs is a top priority for the Danish pigmeat industry, with the government also backing efforts to educate the public about the realities of food production.

Danish agriculture minister Hans Christian Schmidt stressing the importance of showing young people where their food comes from.

"People must realise that when they settle down in the countryside, sometimes they will come across animals,"

Mr Schmidt believes it is right to show children around the country's abattoirs too.

One company doing just that is Danish Crown with its new slaughtering facility at Horsens in east Jutland.

The largest factory in Denmark, killing one pig every four seconds, the plant also has a special viewing gallery.

Danish Crown GB - Facts about the new slaughterhouse

Weekly slaughterings: approx. 78,000
Employees: approx. 1,360
Ground area: approx. 37 hectares
Automatic evisceration
Slaughter robots
Group housing and stunning (with gas)
Heating with lard possible....

I am happy to rear my own pigs, take them to the local Slaughterhouse and then eat them, but there is something vaguely all too Teutonic in this facility for me to be happy...

Comments

It does seem too...efficient, doesn't it.

"Slaughter robots"

Anyone else get a vision of Arnold in 'The Terminator' when they read this...?

And for one awful moment I thought the line "People must realise that when they settle down in the countryside, sometimes they will come across animals," would spark off another Welshman/sheep joke....!

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