Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Sorry if this spoils your day

But it needs to be widely understood that slaughtering animals for human consumption is a nasty business. However it need not be a prolonged, inhumane, barbaric ritual.

The video description begins:

"This video starts by showing the Western humane "Bolt Gun" method of instant slaughter. The remainder of the video then shows the Islamic Halal method of slaughter. Halal is the Sharia Law prescribed method of ritual killing involving the cutting of animals throats and letting them bleed to death".
Meet your Meat, the Barbarity of Halal Slaughter

In my time at work I visited many abattoirs to collect things like spleens, brains, adrenal glands and blood for research and teaching. I have watched as cows, sheep and pigs were killed by bolt gun in front of me. Never did I witness scenes like these.

If your religious conviction demands that animals for food have to die slowly in great pain while obviously concious then



mark said...

This is harsh, totally agree with you comment.

haemophilus influenzae said...

Oh my... This is gross
To think most meat are produce in such manner we best be vegetarian

Andy Holroyd said...

If it called 'halal' or 'kosher' meat then the animal's death was in such a manner. In the UK most meat animals are killed very quickly and humanely.

We still kill and eat them though, so the decision to to go veggie is for yourself. I am an omnivore but I avoid halal meat because of the cruelty of it's production.