“You become a Muslim if you eat halal meat,” said Michael Öhman, a leading member of the nationalist Sweden Democrats party, to a local newspaper this week. Yes, with a straight face.
Video footage from inside a Yorkshire slaughterhouse has reignited debates over whether halal slaughter is humane. But Dr. Grandin says such animal abuse isn't limited to halal abattoirs.
As the Muslim populations of Western nations continue to grow, controversy over the halal slaughter of animals has intensified. We asked Dr. Temple Grandin the question that's most often at the center of the scandals: is halal slaughter humane?