Slaughtering Houses



Islamic Law identifies specific guidelines for slaughtering, or zabiha, that are considered merciful to the animal, and the slaughtering procedure should not cause any torture


Slaughtering Houses should be clean, and fully equipped with necessary facilities, appliances and equipment to ensure a safe, hygienic, and healthy slaughter


The slaughterer should be an adult Muslim who is mentally sound and knowledgeable of the Islamic slaughtering procedures


The phrase “Bismillah” (In the Name of Allah) must be invoked prior to the slaughter of each animal


The slaughtering device must be sharp and made of steel. It must cut by its edge, not by its weight


The respiratory tract, esophagus, and both the carotid arteries and jugular veins must be severed, to assure maximum removal of blood and less suffering to the animal