Dream meaning of slaughter

To see or slaughter an animal in your dream signifies a loss or an end to an aspect of yourself. Consider the significance of the animal being slaughtered.

If you dream that a lamb is being slaughtered, then it represents a loss of innocence. If a pig is being slaughtered, then it signifies an end to your greedy or lazy nature.

Dreaming that dogs are being slaughtered or disemboweled represent a bitter ending to a friendship. It indicates betrayal and/or misplaced trust.


To see or dream that you are in a slaughterhouse suggests that you may need to compromise an aspect of yourself in order to move ahead.

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Most people become deeply and violently repulsed after visiting a slaughterhouse. In a dream, a slaughterhouse could be a response to a traumatic experience in one’s waking life.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

Whether your dream involved animals or people, in a slaughterhouse or elsewhere, it suggests that you are sacrificing personal happiness on the altar of material success. If you want to avoid unpleasant repercussions, try to achieve some kind of balance.

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