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The opinion of the Veterinary Community is that there may be an increase in the suffering of animals that are not adequately stunned and so, towards the end of last year, the BVA launched an e-petition against so called nonstun slaughter.
But if animals can be stunned and meat is still able to be classed as halal why not outlaw non-stunning slaughter here too?
In the meantime, we believe meat produced from animals stunned or not stunned before slaughter should be clearly labelled to allow consumer choice, and will continue to press for changes in the law that would improve the welfare of all farm animals at the time of slaughter.
Although previous researchers have compared the meat quality over 14 d of ageing from unstunned animals against electrically stunned (Petersen and Blackmore, 1982; Vergara and Gallego, 2000; Velarde et al.
Some cold stunned turtles may float in the ocean for weeks before being rescued, making their chances for recovery much more difficult.
The heart of the animal stunned by bolt stopped beating earlier compared to those of the animals slaughtered according to the Halal method, resulting in the retention of more blood in the meat.
2 : to affect with shock or confusion : fill with disbelief <He was stunned by the news.
I was stunned when a good friend suggested to me that the cause of my ulcer was my relationship with my father.
A sellout crowd of 18,797 was in limbo, stuck somewhere between being stunned and imploring the Spurs to stop the flood, to dig in and find a way to hang on.
All Halal meat sold at Asda, Tesco and Safeway stores is from animals that have been stunned before being killed.
Under Muslim law, animals are ritualistically slaughtered while conscious and left to bleed to death, but Safeway now insist they are stunned first.
Peter Soul says that animals are properly stunned before being killed, but we saw sheep and pigs regaining consciousness while bleeding to death.