Shechita - the Jewish religious humane method of animal slaughter for food
Shechita is the Jewish religious and humane method of slaughtering permitted animals and poultry for food. It is the only method of producing kosher meat and poultry allowed by Jewish law. It is a most humane method as explained below....
There is no ritual involved in shechita...download file
Dr S D Rosen discusses the scientific literature on the behavioural responses to Shechita as well as neurophysiological studies relevant to the assessment of pain, and concludes that Shechita is a painless and humane method of animal slaughter
Much of the data presented on scientific aspects of Shechita has been known for decades, although a number of new perspectives are included. To illustrate the principles, and make the process more comprehensible, a number of analogous human clinical scenarios are also considered.
The issues of restraint of larger animals, cerebral blood flow and consciousness, cardiac activity, muscular spasms and behavioural responses, pain and mechanical stunning are all covered in this paper first published June 2004 in the journal of the British Veterinary Association - The Veterinary Recorddownload file