Puerco's time has come (long ago!), he is ~325 lbs now. I have an appt to have him picked up by a nearby slaughterhouse Sunday. Sunshine too unless I change my mind. Sigh. There are several slaughterhouses w/in 100 miles but they are all super busy right now; this was the only one that could get to it before mid-October. The problem is, it has not the best reputation. I have seen a film of slaughtering gone bad at a "small Massachusetts slaughterhouse" and wonder if it is this one. They also have the rep of not always giving you your own meat. Humane treatment and getting back the meat I so carefully raised are of course my two main concerns! How do they keep track of ownership when they are butchering on an assembly line? Any suggestions for me on how to ensure this? How would I find someone to come to the house to butcher him? I've asked around but no luck so far. Do you know of a good slaughterhouse in MA, VT, NH, CT, RI, southern ME, or eastern NY that could take him soon?