Whos knows how to butcher?

  • NMGUY505

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    Jun 01, 2013 5:41 AM GMT
    All right where my fellow hunters or country guys at? How many guys know how to butcher? Love butchering a sheep or cow. Pretty much a standard protocol for any get together with my native family on my mom's and dad's side. Learned how to growing up watching and being taught by my uncles, aunts, mom and grandma. Didn't realise not many people know how to butcher until I was talking with some other guys on here.

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    Jun 01, 2013 6:35 AM GMT
    I think most people these days buy their meats pre-packaged at the grocery store. icon_neutral.gif

    I'm not sure I can do it myself. It's probably something I'd have to slowly be introduced to. But I have to say that the skill of slaughtering and butchering an animal is fascinating. Again, probably because modern conveniences shields us from that process.

    I tripped out on how "easy" it is to dress a rabbit.

    [GRAPHIC PICS BELOW]

    http://i.imgur.com/rnCjV.jpg

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    And this series of pics of a cow being slaughtered/butchered is pretty detailed and informative..

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    The last part where they empty the stomach was like woah! icon_lol.gif
  • NMGUY505

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    Jun 01, 2013 8:04 AM GMT
    never butchered a rabbit. but man butchering cow is hard work. cause we have to rope it down then smash its skull in with a sledge hammer. sounds cruel buts its easier than holding it down whike slitting its throat. sheep on the other hand, two can hold it down then we slit its throat, catch the blood for making blood sausage. yeah its deffinetly not something for everyone. when i was in high school we had two exchange students come out from boston. a white guy and black girl city kids. they come out here to NM high desert, bluffs, etc long story short we started butchering the the black girl threw up as soon as we slit the throat and blood started spewing out. the white guy grossed out when we started cutting throught the neck hitting the nerves, and the sheep body started jerking and blood spurted out of where the head was. Was some delicious sheep icon_razz.gif even funnier watching them try to eat some mutton ha ha ha

    one my friends family butchering

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    Jun 01, 2013 8:41 AM GMT
    Isn't it easier to shoot the cow in the head? Using a sledgehammer takes a lot of effort and probably more than a few strikes right?
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    Jun 01, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
    NMGUY505 said... but man butchering cow is hard work. cause we have to rope it down then smash its skull in with a sledge hammer. sounds cruel buts its easier than holding it down whike slitting its throat. sheep on the other hand, two can hold it down then we slit its throat, catch the blood for making blood sausage.


    What the fuck is wrong with you dude? You kill your own food but don't own a fucking gun? Let me guess.....you equate masculinity with killing a defenseless animal with a sledge hammer. How would you like to be taken out by being bashed in the head? What a sorry, worthless human being you are.
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    Jun 01, 2013 3:42 PM GMT
    xrichx saidIsn't it easier to shoot the cow in the head? Using a sledgehammer takes a lot of effort and probably more than a few strikes right?


    "Effort?" What about the suffering of the poor animal? What's wrong with you people?
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    Jun 01, 2013 4:39 PM GMT
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    xrichx saidIsn't it easier to shoot the cow in the head? Using a sledgehammer takes a lot of effort and probably more than a few strikes right?


    "Effort?" What about the suffering of the poor animal? What's wrong with you people?

    That's what scares me :-(
    I was often told that, a person's true inner heart/nature can be revealed by how he treats animals.
    Because, we humans communicate by expressing with each other our happiness and pains. But animals can't, this is the very reason why people treat animals just as their inner nature is, it's just a reflection of the real themselves.
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    Jun 01, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    xrichx saidIsn't it easier to shoot the cow in the head? Using a sledgehammer takes a lot of effort and probably more than a few strikes right?


    "Effort?" What about the suffering of the poor animal? What's wrong with you people?
    Well, "effort" is my polite way of saying getting it done quickly, both as a favor to the cow and to the person doing the slaughtering.
  • NMGUY505

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    Jun 01, 2013 6:04 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    NMGUY505 said... but man butchering cow is hard work. cause we have to rope it down then smash its skull in with a sledge hammer. sounds cruel buts its easier than holding it down whike slitting its throat. sheep on the other hand, two can hold it down then we slit its throat, catch the blood for making blood sausage.


    What the fuck is wrong with you dude? You kill your own food but don't own a fucking gun? Let me guess.....you equate masculinity with killing a defenseless animal with a sledge hammer. How would you like to be taken out by being bashed in the head? What a sorry, worthless human being you are.


    I own several guns, just that when we butcher cows its my grandma's cow she wants it done with a sledge. besides if we shoot it with a gun we loose meat mainly the brain. when we butcher we try to use and eat everything from the animal, nothing goes to waste. I don't know if your a vegetarian or if your a meat eater. But how do you think steaks, pork chop, brisket and other meat cuts get to the super market. Compared to mass butchering we do it very humane.
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    Jun 01, 2013 9:39 PM GMT
    NMGUY505 said
    Scruffypup said
    NMGUY505 said... but man butchering cow is hard work. cause we have to rope it down then smash its skull in with a sledge hammer. sounds cruel buts its easier than holding it down whike slitting its throat. sheep on the other hand, two can hold it down then we slit its throat, catch the blood for making blood sausage.


    What the fuck is wrong with you dude? You kill your own food but don't own a fucking gun? Let me guess.....you equate masculinity with killing a defenseless animal with a sledge hammer. How would you like to be taken out by being bashed in the head? What a sorry, worthless human being you are.


    I own several guns, just that when we butcher cows its my grandma's cow she wants it done with a sledge. besides if we shoot it with a gun we loose meat mainly the brain. when we butcher we try to use and eat everything from the animal, nothing goes to waste. I don't know if your a vegetarian or if your a meat eater. But how do you think steaks, pork chop, brisket and other meat cuts get to the super market. Compared to mass butchering we do it very humane.



    Thanks for explaining your "reasoning." Your getting to eat brains is more important than the animal dying humanely. You're revealing your soul in this thread, and it's very black.
  • CDNinOZ

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    Jun 01, 2013 10:47 PM GMT
    I grew up on a farm and we slaughtered our own animals. Killing a cow with sledgehammer would cause extreme pain to the animal. I hope you were kidding and it sounds so ridiculous that you may have been ...

    Humane killing an animal requires it being shot with a gun or captive-bolt gun before exsanguination (cutting main blood vessels in neck to drain it of blood). Killing animals with a sledgehammer is illegal in most countries, for good reason.

    I've been to abattoirs where they "mass-butcher" animals and let me assure you it is much more humane than killing large ruminants with a hammer.
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    Jun 01, 2013 11:17 PM GMT
    I sometimes have to do it when the restaurant is doing a special menu and we get the entire carcass. Its quite interesting.
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    Jun 02, 2013 2:07 AM GMT
    One summer i learned to butcher a cow....it was interesting, free beef ribs were worth thesadnessicon_cool.gif