There is much controversy surrounding the Islamic method of slaughter. It’s been called inhumane and causes unnecessary suffering to the animal. Yet the truth is that most may have never seen for themselves how the procedure is carried out. Slaughter is never going to a pain free thing but it is possible to limit this pain and demonstrate the utmost care and respect to the animal.
The first video demonstrates how animals should be treated pre-slaughter. They are taken to a place of seclusion then settled and calmed. They are calmed up to a point where their heads can be held down with just a single finger. All the while the blade used for slaughter is hidden from the animal’s sight whilst words of praise of Allah are repeated.