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This refers to your email please note that we donot certify beef or poultry which is mechanically slaughtered.
With best regards,
Second email asking about stunning came back with this reply
From:Muhammad Akram Khan [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 24 August 2012 11:54
Subject: RE: Mechanically slaughtered Meat and Poultry.
If you are running a Islamic slaughter House, on your request we can email you the Islamic laws of slaughtering.
Muhammad Akram Khan
Third email clarifying that I was from the UK and only trying to find out on a personall level, came this reply:
Muhammad Akram Khan
Halal Industry Research Centre
DO NOT ALLOW MECHANICAL SLAUGHTER
DO NOT ALLOW STUNNING
Mechanical slaughter is of three types:
THE USE OF ELECTRIC SHOCK ON ANIMALS
With regards to meat that is not slaughtered according to Islamic rites, it is not Halal because of the effect electric shock (stunning) on blood drainage.
In regular meat slaughterhouses, animals are brought into an alley and given an electric shock (stunned) before Dhabh (slaughtering) to the head to make them unconscious. The animal’s legs are then tied up and it is hung upside down. A knife is put to its neck, and then it is slaughtered. The animal is then temporarily left alone to allow the blood to drain from its body. From there, the meat is processed. But using electric shock (stunning), means that all of the animal’s blood does not leave its body, because electric shock (stunning) affects the central nervous system and as many of the animal are die from effect of stunning.
On the contrary, if an animal is slaughtered in accordance with Islamic guidelines, the central nervous system works properly, and the entire animal’s blood comes out.
Remaining blood in the animal is a source of fermentation and destruction of meat quality. This means bacteria can grow easily on the meat. From an Islamic perspective, it is Haram to eat meat-containing blood, and dead animal as it is clearly stated in the Qur’an that Muslims cannot consume blood.
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