I'd be interested in information from Muslims on this. We own a slaughterhouse and several Muslims have inquired about the possibility of Halal slaughter. We are an animal welfare approved facility and, at first glance, Halal slaughter appears incompatible.
I've read the passages in the Quran which are alluded to when determining if meat is Halal or Haram. It appears to me that the aversion to stunning an animal prior to the slaughter may appear to be in violation of Surah 5, Al-Maidah, verse 3. Forgive my ignorance if there is more.
The point is, the animal needs to be alive. I see no reason that it must be conscious. This is inhumane and, i would think, humane slaughter is the point. How does stunning the animal, prior to slaughter, go against the intent behindIslamic law?
Not attempting to be argumentative. We simply would like to accommodate this portion of the community, but within a framework where all parties are comfortable. I can't acquiesce to being a part of some archaic ritual if it causes undo trauma to the animal. I doubt the religious prohibitions would be the same if they knew then what we know now.
Hey all you muslims out there. Thanks for nothing. Seriously. Next time you are bemoaning the fact that you can't find any halal meat at the local grocery, blame your lack of initiative.
I am not sure what the anger here is. How that word should be interpreted is a subject of considerable debate. Current accepted halal standards do not believe in stunning--and most animals welfare standards are not going to allow death by exsanguination. That is where we are on the issue.
I'm not angry. That was tongue in cheek. I met with the Muslims who want it done. Great guys. I enjoyed the meeting. They are going to be able to work within the parameters we set forth., I'm looking forward to working with them to get the meat out into the community
by Shari5 years ago
Horse slaughter policy in America has entered a new era as the Department Of Agriculture has quietly reinstated what was shut down in 2007. That was when the last horse slaughter plants in the U.S. shut down and now the...
by TKs view5 years ago
My goal for this forum is to raise awareness about the Zanesville Animal Slaughter, the reasons it happened and what can be done to prevent it from ever happening again.I know there are many hubbers here that not only...
by Greek One7 years ago
Jakarta, Indonesia — The Associated Press Published on Tuesday, Indonesia's top Islamic body declared Tuesday that Muslims can drink civet coffee — the world's most expensive coffee, which is extracted from the dung...
by paarsurrey7 years ago
Islam spread in Australia very peacefully, as per the teachings of Quran/Islam/Muhammad, this could be observed from the following account from Wikipedia:Islam in Australia is the fourth largest religious grouping,...
by Holle Abee4 years ago
The gray wolf lost its endangered status and will be fair game to hunters beginning this fall. I checked the regulations for Wyoming and found that in much of the state, wolves can be shot any time of year. I don't like...
by Anamika S8 years ago
There is a lot of wrong things happening in the name of Religion. Recently while talking about the recent blasts in India I was shocked to see one of my friends talking with so much of hatred for Muslims and Pakistanis....
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.