Bulldog Butcher toby jug produced by Greber in Allonne, France circa 1940. A butcher is a person who may slaughter animals, dress their flesh, sell their meat, or participate within any combination of these three tasks. They may prepare standard cuts of meat and poultry for sale in retail or wholesale food establishments. A butcher may be employed by supermarkets, grocery stores, butcher shops and fish markets, slaughter houses, or may be self-employed. Resting his hands in his apron, this bulldog butcher is done for the day. A decorative rope handle is on the back of the jug.