Self-Service Slaughterhouse

From the IndyStar:

HAZELWOOD, Ind. — The sun is just beginning to peek over the horizon, but a crowd has already gathered at Tom Prince’s farm.

It’s an international group; a half-dozen languages echo in Prince’s metal-sided barn as a man kneels over a bleating goat and says a brief Muslim prayer, then cuts the animal’s throat with a swift slash using a long, sharp knife.

It’s hard to imagine a more unlikely scene — in Indiana or just about anywhere else in the U.S. — than the early morning gatherings that take place here.

Since 1999, Prince has operated a self-service slaughterhouse 20 miles west of Indianapolis, specializing in providing goat meat to the area’s growing international community.

His card reads “You Buy — You Kill — You Dress — You Take Home,” and business is booming.

(via Arbroath)