Izawwlgood wrote:Exsanguination seems a good way to stop brain function
Exanguination is not a good method to produce unconsciousness in cattle. It takes 30-100 seconds for unconsciousness to occur in calves after a bilateral cut severing both carotid arteries and jugular veins as they have an additional blood supply through the back of the neck (see here, page 10: http://www.publish.csiro.au/books/download.cfm?ID=2975). Furthermore, most reversible stuns do not last longer than 45 seconds.
Telchar wrote:Actually both halal and kosher require the animal be conscious
It's scripture, of course there are multiple interpretations. The majority of Halal and Kosher meat in Australia (and, it seems, the EU) is produced through use of reversible stunning.
Derek wrote: I can't imagine this being a major issue. Aren't Kosher and Halal usually advertising points?
Not to me, and not to Yurell either. I prefer my meat humanely slaughtered, and I do not consider slaughter of animals without insensibility humane.