Mercy Killings: Denmark’s Ritual Slaughter Ban And The Science Of Humane Butchering


Denmark’s recent ban on ritual slaughter where animals haven’t been stunned beforehand is raising alarm in Muslim and Jewish communities there and across the world.
Temple Grandin, the Colorado State University animal scientist who’s worked to set humane standards of care in slaughterhouses, has identified two major potential issues that can occur during kosher or halal cattle slaughter without stunning: The animal might remain conscious for a prolonged period after its throat is cut, or its own blood may be aspirated into the windpipe