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1) Evaluation of current practices of religious slaughter

Antonio Velarde, Pedro Rodriguez, Antoni Dalmau, Carmen Fuentes and Pol Llonch(IRTA, Spain), Karen von Holleben (BSI Schwarzenbek, Germany), Haluk Anil (Cardiff University, UK), Beniamino Cenci Goga and Bernardo Catanese (University of Perugia, Italy), Bert Lambooij (ASG Veehourderij, the Netherlands), Helmut Pleiter (Meat and Livestock, Australia), Azmi Yuksel (Veteriner Halk Sagligi Dernegi, Turkey) and Tahsin Yesildere (Istanbul Veteriner Hekimler Odasi, Turkey).

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The aim of the study was to assess some procedures of the current methods of Halal slaughter. This report contains information on the procedures of current Halal practices in EU countries (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK), Turkey and Australia were collected through spot visits in 18 cattle, 12 sheep, and 5 poultry abattoirs. The spot visit consisted on the assessment of the handling andrestraint methods, stunning, neck cutting procedures and post-cut management in each abattoir.

 

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2) Assessment of the incidence and scale of current religious slaughter practices

Antonio Velarde, Carmen Fuentes, Pedro Rodriguez and Antoni Dalmau (IRTA, Spain), Karen von Holleben (BSI Schwarzenbek, Germany), Haluk Anil (University of Bristol, UK), Beniamino Cenci Goga and Bernardo Catanese (University of Perugia, Italy), Jean Pierre Frencia (ADIV, France), Bert Lambooij (ASG Veehourderij, the Netherlands), Ari Zivotofsky (Bar Ilan University, Israel), Helmut Pleiter (Meat and Livestock, Australia), and Tahsin Yesildere (Istanbul Veteriner Hekimler Odasi, Turkey).

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Information on current religious slaughter practices in EU countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium), a candidate country (Turkey) and associate countries (Israel and Australia) was collected through 2 types of questionnaires during 2007 and 2008. The first questionnaire aimed to collect data from the competent authorities about the number of animals slaughtered for Halal and Kosher. The second questionnaire was used to collect information on the restraining methods, pre-slaughter and post-cut stunning practices.

Report    : Incidence and scale of practices (soon) 

 
 
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