Comments on: French far-right turns to halal meat as next political wedge issue http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/02/20/french-far-right-turns-to-halal-meat-as-next-political-wedge-issue/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: beaudin http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/02/20/french-far-right-turns-to-halal-meat-as-next-political-wedge-issue/comment-page-1/#comment-32479 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:10:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=24807#comment-32479 Great comments from ‘paddydubai’. The key to resolving this and all issues, real or invented, is through knowledge and truth-seeking, not through reactionary ignorance and prejudice.

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By: paddydubai http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/02/20/french-far-right-turns-to-halal-meat-as-next-political-wedge-issue/comment-page-1/#comment-32351 Tue, 21 Feb 2012 06:50:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=24807#comment-32351 This article implies at one point and asserts at another that the non-halal practice of stunning the animal before killing it is more humane. A great deal of research, tracking EEG and ECG, suggests that the opposite is true.

If the animal’s throat is cut with a sufficiently sharp knife, it registers no feeling, then quickly and painlessly dies through loss of blood. Although it convulses violently in its closing moments, this is a reflexive spinal reaction; the brain has ceased being sensate by this point.

On the other hand, the ECG records show the animal registers intense pain when the stun bolt hits it.

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