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Halal slaughtering also called ‘Zabiha’ is the only way Islam approves of.
It is based on the fact that animal should be treated with respect and well cared for by limiting the amount of pain the animal will endure before or during it’s slaughtering
Before the slaughtering starts the animal needs to have been given food as well as water and to have been treated with respect in every steps that leads to the slaughtering including transport.
The animal also cannot be slaughtered if it is unconscious or injured.
This method of slaughtering itself consists of using a well sharpened knife to make a swift, deep incision that cuts the front of the throat, the carotid artery, wind pipe and jugular veins but leaves the spinal cord intact.
Scientific research have proven that Halal slaughtering is the less painful and most humane way to perform slaughtering.
A Electroencephalogram (EEG) performed on an animal brain during the 3 first seconds after the slaughter records not change from the graph before slaughter, thus indicating that the animal did not feel any pain during or immediately after the incision.
For the following 3 seconds, the EEG records a condition of deep sleep - unconsciousness. This is due to the large quantity of blood gushing out from the body.
After the above-mentioned 6 seconds, the EEG recorded zero level, showing no feeling of pain at all.
As 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 in hygienic meat for the consumer.
Showing the animal in a state of sleep while they are peacefully drifting away I am trying to fight the stereotypes against Halal slaughtering.