Safe to eat

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by J.S. Webb, May 16, 2011.

  1. J.S. Webb

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    Is it safe to eat birds that were slaughtered using lidocain?
     

  2. Connorrm

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    Isn't that pain killer?
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    J.S. Webb :

    Is it safe to eat birds that were slaughtered using lidocain?

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    Explain, please? I've not heard of this............​
     
  4. Denninmi

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    I assume you mean topical lidocaine? Like the kind of topical they put in Orajel and over the counter itch cremes?

    Frankly, I don't see how a little lidocaine is going to do much against the sensation of getting one's throat slit, but OTOH, I highly doubt it's going to cause any problems with the meat, unless someone who had an extreme allergy to lidocaine ate it.
     

  5. J.S. Webb

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    I mean the lidocaine Local anesthetic Subq injectable. It is toxic to chickens as it overwhelms the nervous system. If I used this there would be no flopping, and no screaming, no PAIN!
     
  6. bigredfeather

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    J.S. Webb :

    I mean the lidocaine Local anesthetic Subq injectable. It is toxic to chickens as it overwhelms the nervous system. If I used this there would be no flopping, and no screaming, no PAIN!

    A killing cone would be much easier. That would take care of the flopping. As for the pain, I really don't think they feel much pain if cut properly. We did 55 of them this weekend, and only 1 or 2 made any noise at all after slitting them. Also, if they are dead from injection before you cut the neck to bleed out, then it is likley that the bird won't drain properly, as they heart is not getting the blood out.​
     
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  7. GAchick

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    'Overkill' in my opinion. Why would you want to eat birds with all that chemical in it?
     

  8. J.S. Webb :

    I mean the lidocaine Local anesthetic Subq injectable. It is toxic to chickens as it overwhelms the nervous system. If I used this there would be no flopping, and no screaming, no PAIN!

    I wouldn't do it. Get a killing cone and decapitate for a quick and painless death.​
     
  9. Okie Amazon

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    I wouldn't. Of course, you could sell the meat to your local dentists. Have a chicken sandwich, then I'll be in to drill in a minute!
     

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