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
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

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

Some Swedish Lunatic Thinks Eating Halal Meat Magically Makes You Muslim

“You become a Muslim if you eat halal meat,” said Michael Öhman, a leading member of the nationalist Sweden Democrats party, to a local newspaper this week. Yes, with a straight face.
Munchies Staff
the netherlands

This Butcher Cuddles With His Pigs Before He Kills Them

Most butchers prefer their pigs dead when they enter the shop. But one Dutch butcher likes to take his live pigs to the beach before turning them into cutlets.
Frans Blokhuis

Iceland Is Running Out of Meat

Iceland's slaughterhouses and meatpacking facilities are required to get frequent vet inspections—but with the nation's veterinarians currently on strike, a meat apocalypse looms.
Jesse Hirsch

This Trio Is Remaking Swiss Cuisine, One Pig at a Time

Zurich's Hood Food pop-up dinner series aims to reshape how Swiss people approach their food. The latest dinner celebrated the Swiss tradition of <i>Metzgete</i>, a pig slaughter and roast in nothing goes to waste.
Molly Hannon