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Outline the procedure for animal slaughter.

Definition

Outline should include
  • humane animal handling procedures
  • Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act of 1958/1978
  • methods for stunning animals
  • animal evisceration and draining of blood
  • handling and disposal of offal
  • methods of cutting animals into primal cuts
  • hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP)
  • meat-aging techniques and procedures.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How is humane slaughter defined?
  • Who is responsible for ensuring that humane slaughter practices are followed at slaughterhouses?
  • What are humane methods for stunning animals?
  • What products can be created from offal?
  • How are hazard analysis and critical control points implemented in slaughter facilities?
  • How has technology and mechanization changed the process for slaughtering animals?
  • What are the meat-aging processes for various animal species?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science

GOVT.9

The student will apply social science skills to understand the process by which public policy is made by

  1. defining public policy and determining how to differentiate public and private action;
  2. examining different perspectives on the role of government;
  3. describing how the national government influences the public agenda and shapes public policy by examining examples such as the Equal Rights Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 9524 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965;
  4. describing how the state and local governments influence the public agenda and shape public policy;
  5. investigating and evaluating the process by which policy is implemented by the bureaucracy at each level;
  6. analyzing how the incentives of individuals, interest groups, and the media influence public policy; and
  7. devising a course of action to address local and/or state issues.