- This device consists of a narrow stall with an opening in
the front for the animal's head. After the animal enters the box, it is
nudged forward with a pusher gate and a belly lift comes up under the
brisket. The head is restrained by a chin lift for the rabbi to perform
shehita. Vertical travel of the belly lift should be restricted to 28
inches (71 cm) so that it does not lift the animal off the floor. The rear
pusher gate should be equipped with either a separate pressure regulator or
special pilot-operated check valves to allow the operator to control the
amount of pressure exerted on the animal. The pen should be operated
from the rear toward the front. Restraining the head is the last step. The
operator should avoid sudden jerking of the controls. Many cattle will
stand still if the box is slowly closed up around them, and less pressure
will be required to hold them.
- An ASPCA pen can be easily installed in one weekend with minimum
disruption of plant operations. It has a maximum capacity of 100 cattle
per hour and it works best at 75 head per hour. A small version of this
pen could be easily built for calf plants.
Schematic Details Of
- These are construction drawings for the ASPCA Pen for
ritual slaughter of adult cattle.
- The schematics show the critical
dimensions against the animal.
- Structural components not
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