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Glebe Island - Abattoir, killing and dressing sheep c.1879 (Australian Town & Country Journal, 7 Jun 1879, p.32)

A slaughterhouse, also called by the French word abattoir, is a building where farm animals are killed and turned into meat. The animals most often slaughtered for food are cows (for beef and veal), sheep (for lamb and mutton), pigs (for pork), fowl (including chicken and waterfowl such as ducks and geese), and horses (for horsemeat).