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Scientific proof that Islamic Slaughter is healthier for humans
by: mohd waseeluddin ahmed

From: mohd waseeluddin ahmed


The following is a summary of research done in Germany
about the methods of animal slaughter and their
merits. Revel and be thankful to Allah that He has
guided us to Islam and pray that He keeps us on that
straight path. Halaal slaughter is the humane method
providing hygienic meat to the consumer.

Al Shaddad Bin Aous (Radhiyallaahu Anhu) has quoted
this tradition of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu
Alayhi Wasallam) "Allah calls for mercy in everything,
so be merciful when you kill and when you slaughter.
Sharpen your blade to relieve its pain." Many
allegations have been made that Islamic slaughter is
not humane to animals. However, Professor Schultz and
his colleague Dr. Hazim of the Hanover University,
Germany, proved through an experiment, using an
Electroencephalogram (EEG - An instrument that records
the electrical activity of the brain) and
Electrocardiogram (ECG - An instrument that records
the electrical current generated by
heartbeat) that:

1.. Islamic slaughter is the humane method of
slaughter; and,
2.. Captive bolt stunning, practised by the western
method, causes severe pain to the animal.

Experimental Details
Several electrodes were surgically implanted at
various points on the skull of all animals, touching
the surface of the brain. The animals were allowed to
recover for several weeks. Some animals were
slaughtered by making a swift, deep incision with a
sharp knife on the neck cutting the jugular veins and
carotid arteries of both
sides; and also the trachea and
oesophagus i.e. the Halaal method. Some animals were
stunned using a captive bolt pistol slaughter by the
western method. During the experiment, EEG and ECG
were used on all animals
to record the condition of the brain and heart during
the course of slaughter and stunning.

Results and Discussion:

Halaal Method
The first three seconds from the time of Islamic
slaughter as recorded on the EEG did not show any
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 recorded a condition of
deep sleep - unconsciousness. This is due to a 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 maximum blood from the body, resulting
in hygienic meat for
the consumer.

Western method by Captive Bolt Stunning
(For Refrence)

The animals were apparently unconscious soon after
stunning. EEG showed severe pain immediately after
stunning. The hearts of the animal stunned by C.B.P.
stopped beating as compared to those of the animals
slaughtered according to the Halal method resulting in
the retention of more blood in the meat. This in turn
is unhygienic for the consumer.

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