Slaughtering Houses

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