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They Invented What? (No. 50)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 9, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,246,396:  Method for the humane slaughter and processing of domesticated ostrich.

 ostrichyum

1. A method for humanely slaughtering and efficiently processing ostrich on a large scale in a facility, comprising the steps of:

          stunning said ostrich via an electrical discharge;
          hanging said ostrich in an inverted position by placing a first shackle around one leg of said ostrich, hoisting said ostrich to an inverted position, affixing said shackle to a rail system to permit mobility, placing a second shackle around the free leg of said ostrich, and affixing said second shackle to said rail system to enhance the stability of said ostrich hanging in said inverted position;
          bleeding said ostrich by cutting the arteries in the neck region and the windpipe of said ostrich and permitting the blood of said ostrich to leave said ostrich;
          decapitating said ostrich;
          de-feathering said ostrich…

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