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    I have work experience at an abattoir tomorrow and wondered if anyone could give me any ideas of what to expect?
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    If possible try and shadow their meat inspector as they have a strong role in public health, will likely be able to show you a few interesting things on the day and do many of the post mortem checks. If you are there early enough in the morning you may be able to watch the vets ante mortem examination also.

    Personally when I did my work experience I found it one of the more interesting placements so go enjoy
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    Hi! Thanks for your reply! Did you actually watch them slaughter the animals? Did you find the experience emotive or more informative?
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    If possible try and shadow their meat inspector as they have a strong role in public health, will likely be able to show you a few interesting things on the day and do many of the post mortem checks. If you are there early enough in the morning you may be able to watch the vets ante mortem examination also.

    Personally when I did my work experience I found it one of the more interesting placements so go enjoy
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    (Original post by jadey0806xx)
    Hi! Thanks for your reply! Did you actually watch them slaughter the animals? Did you find the experience emotive or more informative?
    I did yes, and it merely confirmed my suspicions. Videos from PETA and other organisations are completely unrealistic. You don't see viral videos of animals being slaughtered as they are in 99.99% of UK abattoirs because its 'boring' as it were, there is little shock value.

    Everything I saw was animals being treated with maximum compassion and decency. Obviously things will effect individuals differently but it personally did not really bother me on an emotional level as the animals were slaughtered in such a humane way they were unaware of what was happening. The only thing I would say to be prepared for is that while an animal may be dead for a short period of time there will still be muscular spasms. So be aware of that firstly so you don't believe the animal is still alive and suffering but secondly because they are large animals and if you're very close there is still a potential to be injured.
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    Thank you, hopefully it will be as interesting!
 
 
 
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