Animal cruelty in the guise of religion is unacceptable

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Halal-slaughtered animals are ‘dying in agony’ because of ‘Muslim ignorance’ over pre-slaughter stunning, say experts

Under Islamic law Muslims can only consume meat that is deemed ‘halal’

The animal must be alive [and fully conscious] when its throat cut and be allowed to bleed out

However Islamic scholars are divided over whether stunning is acceptable

Experts say this is because some are ignorant of the welfare benefits


24 October 2016

Animals are dying in unnecessary agony because of a lack of understanding over how stunning stops them feeling pain when their throats are cut, research purports to show.

In conventional slaughterhouses, cows, sheep and chickens are stunned, usually with an electric shock, to ensure they are unconscious before their throats are cut.

This minimises suffering but in a number of Muslim abattoirs [and all Kosher slaughterhouses] the animals are not stunned over fears it is not permissible, ‘halal’ or ‘kosher’.

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