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Nachtengel
Thursday, September 16th, 2010, 06:14 PM
Via Iceland Review:

This fall, slaughtering according to Islamic tradition will take place in a number of Icelandic slaughterhouses, ruv.is reports. Not much must be altered regarding the slaughtering methods, but with the so-called Halal method in use, new markets will open for Icelandic mutton all around the world.

This fall, the method will be applied partially or entirely in various slaughterhouses including those in Selfoss, Hvammstangi and Saudárkrókur.

According to the slaughterhouse manager at Hvammstangi, it is a common misconception that the Halal method is inhumane. Quite on the contrary, it fulfills every standard regarding the humane treatment of animals as well as the handling of alimentary products.

This fall, all sheep slaughtering at Sláturfélag Sudurlands at Selfoss will be done according to the Halal method. During the process, a Muslim will be present, reciting a prayer out loud or in silence. With all the meat thus certified, the slaughterhouse’s goal is to enter large new markets in the Islamic world

http://islamineurope.blogspot.com/2010/09/iceland-slaughterhouses-to-offer-halal.html

Old Winter
Thursday, September 16th, 2010, 06:34 PM
According to the slaughterhouse manager at Hvammstangi, it is a common misconception that the Halal method is inhumane. Quite on the contrary, it fulfills every standard regarding the humane treatment of animals as well as the handling of alimentary products.

Capitalist bullshit, go cut your own throat if you think it is so humane.

There is a reason why real animal rights groups want to ban it, there are even muslims who are against it! explain that.

flâneur
Saturday, September 18th, 2010, 05:29 PM
How does one kill a whale the halal way....?????????

Hersir
Friday, October 15th, 2010, 12:03 PM
Capitalist bullshit, go cut your own throat if you think it is so humane.

There is a reason why real animal rights groups want to ban it, there are even muslims who are against it! explain that.


Why are people more against how the animal dies than how they life? They end their life pretty quickly, I think more focus on their living is in order. In Norway we club seals and kill whales, not very humane the methods we use here either.

We have capitalist producents here too that produce only halal, because it is cheaper to make all the chicken using one method. They dont list the product as Halal on their package. Two big meat producents that does that here is Gilde and Prior. Sadly we dont have a butcher here, they seem to be mostly gone anyway. I guess the food would be more expensive, but atleast we would support local business, know we get a higher quality steak etc. and more importantly it surely wouldnt be halal or kosher.

Elessar
Thursday, October 21st, 2010, 04:41 PM
Who's up for some steak?

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After viewing these videos I have seriously considered becoming a vegetarian, both out of religio-political boycott and compassion for these creatures.

FranzFed
Friday, October 22nd, 2010, 12:22 AM
I've yet to see a potato chip bag that don't have the circle with the U in it saying "Pareve". I don't see how chips can be kosher anyway since it doesn't contain animal products. Is there anyway to tell if something is Halal as well?

Thulean
Saturday, October 30th, 2010, 10:09 PM
Nobody here seems to care about this except the "saved" Christians, such as pentecostals, who are an extreme minority here, but prominent for their size due to matters such as owning their own tv station and airing some very controversial and debated programs that get attention, mostly programs in support of the state of Israel. The leaders of those "saved" churches have declared they will no longer do business with these slaughterhouses and have urged others to do the same, since they say it violates their religion and the chapters in the Old Testament dealing with the prohibition of eating meat consecrated to "other gods", and for this they are being treated as criminals and called "racist", whereas nobody calls the muslims racist for not wanting to eat non-halal meat or pork. It seems "some are more equal than others."

nauthiz
Sunday, October 31st, 2010, 10:21 PM
The point is, our societies across the world are being forced to either do something the kosher way, or a way to please islam. I say, we should have all of them go back to their own countries and leave us to ours.

Of course some are more equal than others. If one is anything but Western European, they are more equal, even in our own countries. I'm quite tired of it.