What It Looks Like to Ethically Slaughter a Duck

Chef Elise Kornack and farmer Kyle Jaster show us the less pretty side of prepping and cooking a dozen ducks.
Peter Barrett

New Animal Slaughter Rules in Belgium Pit Activists Against Religious Communities

The end to a religious exemption may curtail the production of halal and kosher meats in the region of Flanders.
Bettina Makalintal
food safety

This Bizarre Video Game Clowns On Trump's Proposed Pig Slaughter Policy

What's better than shooting fecal matter showering from the sky with mustard lasers from a hot dog?
Mayukh Sen

India's War on Beef Is Heating Up Again

Life in prison is now the penalty for killing cows in one Indian state.
Nick Rose

My Strange Winter with a Shaman in Kazakhstan

Photographer Denis Vejas documents the practices of one of the country's last Sufi dervishes.
Denis Vejas
Eid al Adha

Despite High Meat Prices, Cairo's Streets Still Run Red on Eid

During Eid al-Adha, freelance butchers spring up on every street and slit the throats of cows, goats, and sheep with production-line efficiency. But this year the butchers are also figures of resentment among Egyptians, thanks to sky-high meat prices.
Edmund Bower

This Virtual Reality Slaughterhouse Could Turn You Vegetarian

A simulated factory farm tour from animal welfare group Animal Equality is traveling the UK to test the meat-eating resolve of anyone willing to strap on the goggles.
Charles Parkinson
the netherlands

I Followed Horse Meat from the Slaughterhouse to the Butcher Shop

As a Dutch chef, I have been raised to believe that there is nothing wrong with horse meat, but it turns out that I know nothing about the proper way to handle it, from the slaughterhouse to our plates.
Jimmy Blauw

Why Nearly Half a Million Sick Chickens and Turkeys Were Suffocated this Week

A new strain of avian influenza infected thousands of birds in Indiana, leading to a controversial method of euthanasia
Kaleigh Rogers

Humanely Killed Fish Tastes Better

The meat of rainbow trout that had been killed in high-stress situations spoiled faster than fish that were killed swiftly.
Nick Rose

You've Got to Hunt for Your Own Steak in the Australian Outback

In the remote town of Roebourne, Australia (population 1,200), average temperatures are around 40° C/104° F. Becoming involved in the local food scene means being able to hunt and source kangaroo, snakes, Bush turkey, bat, and sea turtle.
Jessica Thompson
All in Your Head

Why Animals That Died Scared Taste Bad

Stressed out animals lead to tougher, less tasty chops.
Jess Zimmerman