New halal meat group formed

Members of the halal meat industry have formed a new association non-stun Abattoir owners.

Mohammed Akram Gill (Director of Pak Mecca Meats Birmingham) and the chairman of Association of Non-Stun Abattoirs Ltd, said “This was long overdue the non-stun halal industry was without a voice.

"The lack of industry leadership and cooperation, especially given the state of the current economy the association aims to create and raise awareness of the halal industry according to the teaching of the Quran and the prophetic tradition.

Speaking at the Paragon Hotel Birmingham Ghulam Mustaffa (Premier Halal Meat), said “This is good news for Muslim consumers especially Muslim House wife's. The ANSA logo will give them assurance that the meat they will be consuming is truly halal and is ritually halal slaughtered according to Islamic principles".

Ejaz Najib (Director M. Najab and sons) Vice Chair said ”The halal word is most misused word in the UK for labeling of meat and poultry, ANSA will be able to offer cleans and wholesome product that the Muslims community wants”.

The non political and not for profit organization aims to act as a voice for the Non-Stun Halal Abattoirs and to create a better understanding of halal meat industry throughout the supply chain right down to the consumers.

The Association aims to build confidence amongst the UK Muslim population on English Halal meat industry by doing this it will open up the halal trade for export further improving the British economy.

The association welcomes the new legislation where all non stun meat will have to display a three-step label describing the animal’s country of birth, upbringing, and slaughter.

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9:57pm Fri 17 Jun 11

maxfm says...

We should follow New Zealand and ban all slaughter without stunning.

Preventing the needless suffering of animals is more important than pandering to medieval beliefs about appeasing the non existent magic man in sky.
We should follow New Zealand and ban all slaughter without stunning. Preventing the needless suffering of animals is more important than pandering to medieval beliefs about appeasing the non existent magic man in sky. maxfm

1:33am Sat 18 Jun 11

John Dowdle says...

The ritual murder of poor animals on religious grounds is despicable.
The Jewish and Muslim forms of murder are particularly gruesome, as they involve killing animals while fully aware by cutting their throats while still alive and letting the blood drain out of them while the animals remain fully conscious, until dead.
This kind of extreme form of animal cruelty and human barbarity should be abandoned at the earliest opportunity.
How would these abbatoir owners like it if their children were treated similarly?
The ritual murder of poor animals on religious grounds is despicable. The Jewish and Muslim forms of murder are particularly gruesome, as they involve killing animals while fully aware by cutting their throats while still alive and letting the blood drain out of them while the animals remain fully conscious, until dead. This kind of extreme form of animal cruelty and human barbarity should be abandoned at the earliest opportunity. How would these abbatoir owners like it if their children were treated similarly? John Dowdle

1:55pm Sat 18 Jun 11

anonymous_bystander says...

The swift cutting of vessels of the neck disconnects the flow of blood to the nerve of the brain responsible for pain. Thus the animal does not feel pain. While dying, the animal appears to struggle, writhe, shake and kick, not due to pain, but due to the contraction and relaxation of the muscles deficient in blood and due to the flow of blood out of the body.
Professor Schultz and his colleague Dr. Hazim of the Hanover University, Germany, proved through an experiment, using an electroencephalograp
h (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) that *Islamic slaughter is THE humane method of slaughter* and captive bolt stunning, practiced by the Western method, causes severe pain to the animal.
The swift cutting of vessels of the neck disconnects the flow of blood to the nerve of the brain responsible for pain. Thus the animal does not feel pain. While dying, the animal appears to struggle, writhe, shake and kick, not due to pain, but due to the contraction and relaxation of the muscles deficient in blood and due to the flow of blood out of the body. Professor Schultz and his colleague Dr. Hazim of the Hanover University, Germany, proved through an experiment, using an electroencephalograp h (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) that *Islamic slaughter is THE humane method of slaughter* and captive bolt stunning, practiced by the Western method, causes severe pain to the animal. anonymous_bystander

5:55am Sat 9 Jul 11

P0TTER says...

anonymous_bystander wrote:
The swift cutting of vessels of the neck disconnects the flow of blood to the nerve of the brain responsible for pain. Thus the animal does not feel pain. While dying, the animal appears to struggle, writhe, shake and kick, not due to pain, but due to the contraction and relaxation of the muscles deficient in blood and due to the flow of blood out of the body.
Professor Schultz and his colleague Dr. Hazim of the Hanover University, Germany, proved through an experiment, using an electroencephalograp

h (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) that *Islamic slaughter is THE humane method of slaughter* and captive bolt stunning, practiced by the Western method, causes severe pain to the animal.
This research quoted is flawed and has been superseded by scientific evidence in this report: VETERINARY CONCERNS
http://issuu.com/flo
rencebergeaud-blackl
er/docs/veterinary-c
oncerns
ALSO by Phenomenological Analysis of Obscured Events which resulted in a
CONDEMNATION OF RITUAL SLAUGHTER
http://www.visualsta
tistics.net/043%20ph
enomenological%20ana
lysis%20of%20obscure
d%20events/Slaughter
.htm
Dr.Temple Grandin, a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, has also condemned Halal Slaughter techniques, because the knife used is considerably shorter than the one used in Shechita.
'Discussion of research that shows that Kosher or Halal Slaughter without stunning causes pain' by Temple Grandin - Department of Animal Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
Updated February 2010
http://www.grandin.c
om/ritual/slaughter.
without.stunning.cau
ses.pain.html
Quote:"The knife used in this experiment was much shorter than the special long knives that are used in Kosher slaughter. The use of a shorter knife, as used in Halal, may possibly have had an effect on the painfulness of the cut. The knife used in this experiment was similar to many of the knives the author has observed being used for halal slaughter. The special long knife used in kosher slaughter is important. When the knife is used correctly on adult cattle, there was little or no behavioral reaction (Grandin).
The results of this study clearly show that the use of a knife with a 24.5 cm long blade definitely causes pain. Another factor that may have had an effect on pain was the use of a grinding wheel to sharpen the knife instead of a whet stone.
NB.Duties - The ISLAMIC Halal Supervisor shall:
4. At all times, store his/her knives on the company premises, maintain and ensure that the blades are razor-sharp, checking the sharpness of the knives before and after each slaughter. All knives must be sharpened on a grinding stone and a smooth stone after each animal sacrifice.
5. Use a 16-inch knife when slaughtering cattle, a 12-inch when slaughtering calves, sheep, goats, and lambs, a 10-inch knife when slaughtering poultry.
Dr Grandin Quote: The use of a shorter knife may possibly have had an effect on the painfulness of the cut. The knife used in this experiment was similar to many of the knives the author has observed being used for halal slaughter.
See also three short videos by Dr.Grandin with her recommendations for Captive Bolt Slaughter, because it renders animals instantly insensible.

Many non-Muslim veterinary experts say the halal method is cruel and should be outlawed.
In Britain, for example, the Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC), an advisory body to the British Government, says in a report that cutting an animal’s throat without stunning induces “significant pain and distress.” The FAWC also says: “Slaughter without pre-stunning is unacceptable and the Government should repeal the current exemption.”
http://www.fawc.org.
uk/reports/pb8347.pd
f
*Islamic slaughter is NOT the humane method of slaughter*
So Why are we adopting this outdated 7th Century Ritual Slaughter in 21st Century Britain?
The 95% Non-Muslim population in Britain do not require halal meat, so
STOP OVER-PRODUCTION OF HALAL MEAT NOW & LABEL 'RS' ALL RITUALLY SLAUGHTERED MEAT WHETHER STUNNED OR NOT!
[quote][p][bold]anonymous_bystander[/bold] wrote: The swift cutting of vessels of the neck disconnects the flow of blood to the nerve of the brain responsible for pain. Thus the animal does not feel pain. While dying, the animal appears to struggle, writhe, shake and kick, not due to pain, but due to the contraction and relaxation of the muscles deficient in blood and due to the flow of blood out of the body. Professor Schultz and his colleague Dr. Hazim of the Hanover University, Germany, proved through an experiment, using an electroencephalograp h (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) that *Islamic slaughter is THE humane method of slaughter* and captive bolt stunning, practiced by the Western method, causes severe pain to the animal.[/p][/quote]This research quoted is flawed and has been superseded by scientific evidence in this report: VETERINARY CONCERNS http://issuu.com/flo rencebergeaud-blackl er/docs/veterinary-c oncerns ALSO by Phenomenological Analysis of Obscured Events which resulted in a CONDEMNATION OF RITUAL SLAUGHTER http://www.visualsta tistics.net/043%20ph enomenological%20ana lysis%20of%20obscure d%20events/Slaughter .htm Dr.Temple Grandin, a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, has also condemned Halal Slaughter techniques, because the knife used is considerably shorter than the one used in Shechita. 'Discussion of research that shows that Kosher or Halal Slaughter without stunning causes pain' by Temple Grandin - Department of Animal Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 Updated February 2010 http://www.grandin.c om/ritual/slaughter. without.stunning.cau ses.pain.html Quote:"The knife used in this experiment was much shorter than the special long knives that are used in Kosher slaughter. The use of a shorter knife, as used in Halal, may possibly have had an effect on the painfulness of the cut. The knife used in this experiment was similar to many of the knives the author has observed being used for halal slaughter. The special long knife used in kosher slaughter is important. When the knife is used correctly on adult cattle, there was little or no behavioral reaction (Grandin). The results of this study clearly show that the use of a knife with a 24.5 cm long blade definitely causes pain. Another factor that may have had an effect on pain was the use of a grinding wheel to sharpen the knife instead of a whet stone. NB.Duties - The ISLAMIC Halal Supervisor [HIS] shall: 4. At all times, store his/her knives on the company premises, maintain and ensure that the blades are razor-sharp, checking the sharpness of the knives before and after each slaughter. All knives must be sharpened on a grinding stone and a smooth stone after each animal sacrifice. 5. Use a 16-inch knife when slaughtering cattle, a 12-inch when slaughtering calves, sheep, goats, and lambs, a 10-inch knife when slaughtering poultry. Dr Grandin Quote: The use of a shorter knife may possibly have had an effect on the painfulness of the cut. The knife used in this experiment was similar to many of the knives the author has observed being used for halal slaughter. See also three short videos by Dr.Grandin with her recommendations for Captive Bolt Slaughter, because it renders animals instantly insensible. Many non-Muslim veterinary experts say the halal method is cruel and should be outlawed. In Britain, for example, the Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC), an advisory body to the British Government, says in a report that cutting an animal’s throat without stunning induces “significant pain and distress.” The FAWC also says: “Slaughter without pre-stunning is unacceptable and the Government should repeal the current exemption.” http://www.fawc.org. uk/reports/pb8347.pd f *Islamic slaughter is NOT the humane method of slaughter* So Why are we adopting this outdated 7th Century Ritual Slaughter in 21st Century Britain? The 95% Non-Muslim population in Britain do not require halal meat, so STOP OVER-PRODUCTION OF HALAL MEAT NOW & LABEL 'RS' ALL RITUALLY SLAUGHTERED MEAT WHETHER STUNNED OR NOT! P0TTER

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