At the same time the 12% that isn't stunned, along with the hindquarters of animals slaughtered by the Shechita
method that are not Kosher, could continue to enter the mainstream food chain unlabelled.
In a second joint letter, Dr Shuja Shafi, deputy secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, and Henry Grunwald, chairman of Shechita
UK, said all meat should be labelled to indicate slaughter methods to offer consumers "genuine choice".
Third, there is no conclusive scientific evidence to show that the shechita
method, which incorporates an integral stun, is any less humane than gassing, electrocution, drowning or shooting and there is ample scientific evidence to show that it is, indeed, more humane.
avoids problems of ineffective stunning, since there is no mechanical appliance to go wrong.
ese include dhabihah slaughter for halal food and shechita
slaughter for kosher food.
He also risked a row with animal rights groups who want to ban kosher or Shechita
1m animals in the UK are slaughtered according to the Jewish ritual practice shechita
and yet 70% of the meat from these animals is not consumed by the Jewish community.
It's a popular myth that Shechita
is a painful method of slaughter, but there is ample scientific evidence to the contrary.
have worked together to make certain changes, namely that the trachea will no longer be removed following shechita
, and that any animals that appear to have survived the procedure will be promptly stunned or shot [and not sold as kosher].
In the mold of Kesset HaSofer, it was a halakhic handbook for practitioners of shechita
, ritual slaughter.
In an unprecedented statement, uniting diverse segments of the kosher community, the 12 signatories expressed concern that the recent publicity "may lead to misconceptions about the practices depicted on the videotape [released by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] and, more generally, about the shechita
means 'slaughter' in accordance with Jewish Law.