Halal Slaughter Watch
Halal refers to religiously acceptable products and food according to the Muslim faith. The slaughter of animals for Halal meat requires certain rules to be respected indicated in the Koran and the Dzabiha (Halal slaughter rules). In practice, the major difference to conventional slaughter is that the animals are most often not stunned prior to slaughter, although more and more Imams around the world are starting to see the benefit of stunning and accepting some form of it. Although both methods have been subjected to criticism on animal welfare grounds, religious slaughter without stunning receives more attention due to the fact that the animals are fully-conscious during stressful restraining methods and the incision of the knife. … [Read More...]
This slaughterhouse renders cattle unconscious before slaughter
Good news, this slaughterhouse close to Belikisir in Turkey that received a training from us and a stunner in March, continues to render cattle unconscious before slaughter. We just received a video … [Read More...]
Yalova slaughterhouse in Turkey is causing great suffering!
Shame on slaughterhouse Yalova, the slaughterhouse where last week we filmed them hoisting a downer bull fully up to the ceiling by his horns (!) as seen in our youtube video: … [Read More...]
Training on how to stun animals at a halal cattle slaughterhouse near Düsze, Turkey
This morning we gave a training in a Turkish cattle slaughterhouse near Dűsze. They too were very interested in phasing out the practice of hoisting and cutting the throats of fully conscious and … [Read More...]
Welfare-trainings for slaughterhouse personnel, including farm animal-behaviour, correct animal handling and restraint and humane slaughter techniques are taught.