The compatibility of modern slaughter techniques with Halal slaughter: A review of the aspects of “modern” slaughter methods that divide scholarly opinion within the Muslim community

Awal Fuseini, Stephen Wotton, Phillip J Hadley, Toby Knowles

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Abstract

The continuous expansion of the global Halal meat market has attracted interest from governments, food business operators and the animal and meat science research fraternity. Despite this growing trend, and the enormous economic benefits associated with it, there is lack of clarity regarding what is “authentic” Halal. Many Islamic jurists are reluctant to approve animal slaughter methods that were not practiced at the time of the Prophet of Islam, Mohammed. Others insist that since Islam holds animal welfare in high regard, any modern method of slaughter that is shown to improve animal welfare without compromising on the basic requirements of Halal slaughter can be approved for Halal production. This paper highlights the aspects of modern slaughter that continues to divide scholarly opinion among Islamic jurists. It also examines the arguments put forward by opponents and proponents regarding the acceptability of modern slaughter techniques for Halal slaughter.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-310
Number of pages10
JournalAnimal Welfare
Volume26
Early online date15 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2017

Keywords

  • Animal Welfare
  • Halal slaughter
  • Thoracic Sticking
  • Pre-slaughter Stunning
  • Mechanical Slaughter
  • bleeding-out

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