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  • n. Plural form of abattoir.


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  • Unlike camels, which are killed in abattoirs, kangaroos are mostly killed by small-scale hunters, who are harder to regulate and don’t necessarily follow sanitary standards.

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  • Under the new conditions for the trade that ensures the welfare of Australian cattle through the supply chain including in Indonesian abattoirs, only a handful of Australian exporters have been licensed to operate.

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  • And what can be said about the dreaded abattoirs, a French word for slaughterhouse that sounds almost elegant.

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  • Brothels in the immigrant district of Paris, where women are raped 80 times a day (and perhaps up to 160 times a day on weekends), are called abattoirs — slaughterhouses.

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  • The changes follow a public debate sparked by television footage of cattle being mistreated in Indonesian abattoirs earlier this year. | Top Stories

  • Headed by former senior diplomat Bill Farmer, the review was instigated after graphic footage of cattle being abused in Indonesian abattoirs was shown on television. | Top Stories

  • The animal welfare group sparked the debate about live cattle exports when it released graphic footage of inhumane slaughter in Indonesian abattoirs. | Top Stories

  • In the nine months since the shocking cruelty in Indonesian abattoirs was exposed it turns out the biggest changes came not from government pressure, but from an Indonesian industry fearful of losing profit. | Top Stories

  • Nationals leader Warren Truss sought to pin blame on the Gillard Government, saying it had "botched" the handling of animal cruelty issues in Indonesian abattoirs earlier in the year. | Top Stories

  • The Australian Greens in June successfully called for the inquiry after graphic footage was released of cattle in Indonesian abattoirs being beaten and dying gruesome deaths. | Top Stories


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