STUNNING IS NOT A
HALAL METHOD OF SLAUGHTER!
In the west it has become common practice
for the slaughtering houses to stun the animal first before slaughtering
with a knife. There are many types of stunning techniques used today
bolt pistol (used for cows/cattle)
stunning (used for sheep)
water bath (used for poultry)
(co2) gas (used for pigs)
The basic assumption being
that by stunning the
animal prior to cutting the throat it is less painful. This has been
disproved by recent scientific finding, yet the practice continues.
Stunning is not allowed as
an Islamic method of slaughtering as it causes harm the animal as well
restricts spilling of the blood from the animal once the blade is
applied to it blood vessels.
The Islamic method of slaughtering does
not touch the nervous system at all; rather it allows the brain to
function and thereby keeps the heart working expelling as much blood as
A COMPARISON OF SLAUGHTERING METHODS
Experimental studies in Europe have
deduced the following.
Islamic Method of
The first three seconds from the time
of dhabh as recorded on the EEG did not show any change from the
graph before slaughter,
indicating that the animal did not feel any pain during or
immediately after the incision
the following 3 seconds, the EEG recorded a condition of deep sleep
- unconsciousness. This is due to the large quantity of blood
gushing out from the body.
the above-mentioned 6 seconds, the EEG recorded zero level, showing
no feeling of pain at all.
the brain message (EEG) dropped to zero level, the heart was still
pounding and the body convulsing vigorously (a reflex action of the
spinal cord) driving a maximum amount of blood from the body thus
resulting I in hygienic meat-for the consumer.
Non-Islamic Method of slaughtering
animals were apparently unconscious soon after stunning.
showed severe pain immediately after stunning.
hearts of animals stunned by C.B.P. stopped beating earlier as
compared to the Islamic Method
in the retention of more blood in the meat. This in turn is
unhygienic for the consumer.
The Islamic slaughtering is the most
humane method of slaughter and that captive bolt stunning, practiced in
the West, causes severe pain to the animal.