The opinion of the Veterinary Community is that there may be an increase in the suffering of animals that are not adequately stunned
and so, towards the end of last year, the BVA launched an e-petition against so called nonstun slaughter.
But if animals can be stunned
and meat is still able to be classed as halal why not outlaw non-stunning slaughter here too?
In the meantime, we believe meat produced from animals stunned
or not stunned
before slaughter should be clearly labelled to allow consumer choice, and will continue to press for changes in the law that would improve the welfare of all farm animals at the time of slaughter.
Although previous researchers have compared the meat quality over 14 d of ageing from unstunned animals against electrically stunned
(Petersen and Blackmore, 1982; Vergara and Gallego, 2000; Velarde et al.
The heart of the animal stunned
by bolt stopped beating earlier compared to those of the animals slaughtered according to the Halal method, resulting in the retention of more blood in the meat.
If people are dying as a result of being stunned
, then the stun gun does not serve its purpose.
Yes, as a minister I am shocked and stunned
by the action of Orville English, owner of the Wolf Laurel Slopes in North Carolina, against two people getting married.
I was stunned
when reading your article entitled New West gets contested properties (September Journal).
Animals killed for Muslim halal and Jewish kosher meat are exempt from the rule that requires all animals to be stunned
bef ore being slaughtered,because their religions have traditionally forbidden stunning.
I was stunned
when a good friend suggested to me that the cause of my ulcer was my relationship with my father.
A sellout crowd of 18,797 was in limbo, stuck somewhere between being stunned
and imploring the Spurs to stop the flood, to dig in and find a way to hang on.
All Halal meat sold at Asda, Tesco and Safeway stores is from animals that have been stunned
before being killed.
Under Muslim law, animals are ritualistically slaughtered while conscious and left to bleed to death, but Safeway now insist they are stunned
Peter Soul says that animals are properly stunned
before being killed, but we saw sheep and pigs regaining consciousness while bleeding to death.
Indeed, being stunned
is often a part of the training program for operators of stun technologies.