Currently, meat that has come from animals that were not stunned
, does not need to be marked as such and so those who are opposed to non-stunning have no way of knowing whether they are unwittingly endorsing the practice.
2003) who also reported no differences in muscle pH between non-stunned
and electrically stunned
It is more disturbing to find out that around 30 to 40 per cent of American cattle are stunned
by pneumatic guns.
An animal that has been electrically stunned
can make a completely uninjured recovery so there is no reason why electric stunning cannot be used.
Strict UK slaughterhouse laws state all animals in Britain must be stunned
before they are killed - except those for halal meat.
Indeed, being stunned
is often a part of the training program for operators of stun technologies.
In a letter released on August 3, 1997, Amnesty International detailed several more recent incidents of mistreatment at the Maricopa County Jails, including an inmate who "allegedly sustained broken teeth and spine and knee injuries after being kicked and beaten and stunned
repeatedly with a stun gun.
A UK-wide law states that slaughtering an animal without stunning causes unnecessary suffering, and therefore, animals should be stunned
He also told the Commons there were difficulties in simply labelling meat as kosher or halal as it did not distinguish whether it was stunned
Our survey suggests widespread disapproval for the 17 UK abattoirs where animals are bled to death without being stunned
, for religious reasons.
Often cited by Taser opponents are statistics compiled by Amnesty International claiming that more than 350 people have died in the United States after police stunned
But Dr Haluk Anil, of Bristol University, has found that the same amount of blood is lost if the animal is stunned
Oswald claims he was stunned
twice, and was being tortured.