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Halal meat row: myths and reality of religious slaughter
What does religious slaughter involve?
Under both the Muslim method of slaughter, known as Zabiha, and the Jewish practice, known as Shechita, a surgically sharp instrument is used to cut straight through an animal's throat, windpipe and the blood vessels in its neck killing it instantly.
Under Islamic rules animals can be stunned before the procedure. The vast majority of halal meat comes from animals that were pre-stunned.
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