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Chef Cosentino Chronicles Humane Cow Slaughter

photo originally uploaded by offalchris.

As an avid meat eater, I think it’s imperative that I understand how meat is processed since it doesn’t just magically appear wrapped in plastic at the store.

Chef Chris Cosentino of San Francisco’s Incanto and Food Network’s Next Iron Chef fame, recently chronicled his trip to a meat processing plant on Offal Good, his appropriately titled blog.

The pictures are extremely graphic, but they’re an effective and morbidly fascinating way to truly understand how beef is processed. Not every meat-processing facility operates in this manner, so you can only imagine what happens to the cattle that arrive at some of the shadier factories.

Click here to view the album.