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Hirvas Salmi, FINLAND. (L-R) Harri, 29, and Pauli, 60, deskinn a reindeer in the late morning sun. Time intensive slaughtering that occurs in this way is for small scale family use. Their reindeer group's own abattoir processes much larger operations, about 3,000 per season. Another 3000 of the reindeer are transported by truck to Rovaniemi, a city of 50,000 8 hours south, where the meat will be slaughtered at a much bigger abbatoir and sold commercially throughout Finland.
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SAMI REINDEER HERDERS
Hirvas Salmi, FINLAND. (L-R) Harri, 29, and Pauli, 60, deskinn a reindeer in the late morning sun. Time intensive slaughtering that occurs in this way is for small scale family use. Their reindeer group's own abattoir processes much larger operations, about 3,000 per season. Another 3000 of the reindeer are transported by truck to Rovaniemi, a city of 50,000 8 hours south, where the meat will be slaughtered at a much bigger abbatoir and sold commercially throughout Finland.