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Title:
METHOD FOR HUMANELY STUNNING AND SLAUGHTERING ANIMALS USING LOW ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE AND INERT GAS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/022959
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The present disclosure generally relates to a method for humanely slaughtering animals, and more particularly to a method for slaughtering animals using a low atmospheric pressure system with or without the addition of inert gas. In particular, the animals are placed into a chamber, the chamber is sealed, and the pressure in the chamber is reduced along a predetermined pressure curve to a target decompression pressure, and maintained at the decompression pressure for a period of time until the animal achieves a state of death. The low atmospheric pressure slaughter is more humane than traditional slaughter techniques, and results in excellent meat quality.

Inventors:
CHEEK, Hollis (P.O. Box 1138, Kosciusko, Mississippi, 39090, US)
CATTARUZZI, Bruno (34-25010 S. Zeno Naviglio, -25136 Brescia, Brescia, IT)
Application Number:
US2015/044287
Publication Date:
February 11, 2016
Filing Date:
August 07, 2015
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
CHEEK, Hollis (P.O. Box 1138, Kosciusko, Mississippi, 39090, US)
CATTARUZZI, Bruno (34-25010 S. Zeno Naviglio, -25136 Brescia, Brescia, IT)
International Classes:
A22B3/00
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HILMERT, Laura J. et al. (Armstrong Teasdale LLP, 7700 Forsyth Blvd. Suite 180, St. Louis Missouri, 63105-1847, US)
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