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dc.contributor.author MacLachlan, Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-29T21:22:54Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-29T21:22:54Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation MacLachlan, I. (2006). Coup de Grâce: Humane Slaughter in Nineteenth Century Britain. Food & History, 3(2), 145-171. en
dc.identifier.issn 1780-3187
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/333
dc.description.abstract Calls for humane cattle slaughter in Britain emerged as part of a broader urban-based animal welfare and slaughterhouse reform movement in the nineteenth century. Humanitarian groups advocated the humane slaughter principle: that no animal should be slaughtered without first being stunned into insensibility. Traditional techniques based on the pole-axe, nape-stab, and Jewish ritual slaughter were too unreliable or too slow to ensure insensibility prior to exsanguination. New stunning technologies including slaughter masks and captive bolt pistols were developed and tested through the nineteenth century but were successfully opposed by the butchers' trade organization. Thus the humane slaughter principle did not receive legislative sanction until the 1930s. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Brepols en
dc.subject Slaughtering and slaughter-houses -- England en
dc.subject Animal welfare en
dc.title Coup de Grâce: Humane Slaughter in Nineteenth Century Britain en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Geography en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en


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