An abattoir or slaughterhouse is a place where animals are butchered for food.

Temple Grandin, an American doctor of animal science, designed many abattoirs in what she considered to be a humane which gave the animals being lead to slaughter as little stress as possible. She was involved in the design of some of the abattoirs in South Africa.

Abattoir buildings on this website

Abattoirs: 1923. Kroonstad, Free State
Corporation Abattoirs: 1912. Maitland, Western Cape