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Sunderland Mayor, Robert Brown, gives evidence towards the 1847 Sunderland Improvement Bill. Mayor Brown provides evidence to the slaughter of animals.
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... Municipal Corporations ActQ: I believe anther power of the Bill is with regard to the regulation of the Markets - where are the Cattle now slaughtered in Sunderland A: They are very frequently slaughtered in the shops adjoining the High StreetQ: Are those open to the streetA: Yes, but at the time of slaughtering they put a sort of canvas thing upQ: That is the only guard between the main thoroughfare at Sunderland and the slaughter housesA: It isQ: The Slaughterhouses I presume like all Slaughterhouses are the receptacles of filth and offal of every descriptionA: Yes - several of the Slaughterhouses are in the narrow streets - in their instances the animals are slaughtered in the public shops in the High