Medical and scientific facts about halal slaughter

Scientific studies have shown that the method of slaughter (Zhabh) instructed by the Prophet (pbuh) is the most perfect, healthy and humane way of slaughter, which causes least pain to the animal and is a means to be protected from many diseases amongst many other harms which cannot be found in the conventional penetrating captive bolt stunning method of modern times.

Recently a study was carried out by Professor Wilhelm Schulze and his colleague Dr. Hazim at the School of Veterinary Medicine , Hannover University in Germany , wherein the captive bolt stunning method was compared to the Islamic halal slaughter. In the conclusion of the study and experiments the professor states “Islamic slaughtering is the most humane method of slaughter and that captive bolt stunning, practiced in the West, causes severe pain to the animal.” (School of veterinary medicine, Hannover University )

Stunning causes "salt and pepper hemorrhage" inside the meat and blood can not be taken out, also by causing some animals to die when the heart stops, this will causes less bleeding out and more blood inside. It has been proved that the direct method of slaying the animal without stunning as in dhabh causes more bleeding out.(Dr. A. MAJlD KATME)

Blood is harmful to health as it is full of bacteria, infective agents and waste and harmful substances. Chemical changes in the meat… Making the meat less healthy and less nutritious.(Dr. A. MAJlD KATME)

New scientific medical researches done by doctor’s, vets, pharmacists, pathologists and members of parliament in Syria have showed clearly the therapeutic effect of saying: Bismillah Allah akbar (in the name of Allah, Allah is the greatest) on the animals:if the animal hears that, it gives him/her the tranquility and it takes away any germ or infection to give you pure healthy meat, the animal has to be fully conscious and alive before the cut/dhabh...and not unconscious or dead as it happens with some animals when stunning was used. (Dr. A. MAJlD KATME, The Muslim Campaigner for Halal Meat and Food)


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