shechita


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shechita

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shehita

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shehitah

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(Judaism) the Jewish method of killing animals for food
[from Hebrew, literally: slaughter]
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Label meat products that have been ritually killed as halal or shechita.
Furthermore, Gregory [31] reported that for effective and animal welfare friendly results, it is important to understand the causes of variation in captive bolt gun performance, the efficiency of poll vs frontal shooting and the prevalence of false aneurysms in carotid arteries during shechita and halal slaughter methods.
In Poland, he had studied shechita (slaughtering according to Jewish law) under Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik (1853-1918), and also spent time at Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan's yeshiva in Radun.
Muslim halal and Jewish shechita rules require an animal to be conscious when its throat is cut.
Still, "there have certainly been cases in Israel of Ethiopian Jews doing their own shechita [ritual slaughter] because they weren't sure if rabbinic slaughtering of animals was sufficient for them," says Kaplan.
Among the numerous laws that form part of kashrut are the prohibitions on the consumption of unclean animals (such as pork, shellfish (both Mollusca and Crustacea) and most insects, with the exception of certain species of kosher locusts), mixtures of meat and milk, and the commandment to slaughter mammals and birds according to a process known as shechita.
In this way, the sacred aspects of ritual that Marcus associates with shechita become, in a sense, profaned by the circumstances of his work in the bar, just as the work in the bar is distorted by his memories of shechita.
However, an exemption in UK law allows animals to be slaughtered without stunning for certain religious communities - Dhabihah slaughter for Halal food and Shechita slaughter for Kosher food.
Some critics claim halal, and the similar Jewish shechita method, l cause more suffering for the animal than other methods of slaughter, such as the captive bolt - by which animals are shot in the brain with a gun - electrocution and gassing.
Comprehensive labelling should be supported by faith communities and animal welfare groups alike," said the letter signed by Henry Grunwald, chairman of Shechita UK, the body which represents the Jewish method of religious slaughter, and Dr Shuja Shafi, Deputy Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain.
Then economics minister and federal counselor Pascale Couchepin suggested, along with the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities, to abolish the prohibition of shechita [ritual slaughter].