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  • 1. Try Understanding: Cruelty to Animals Animal Slaughter Non Veg. Food Ignorance Causes Conflict VR..O n e What do we mean by Cruelty to Animals? Deliberate pain mental or physical. Stray animals; Animal with uncaring owners Animals slaughtered for food or otherwise, that causes both physical and mental agony How can we Stop the Cruelty?  Prevent stray animals: Dogs and Cattle;  Find kind n loving Homes for stray animals  Examine the possibilities of humane slaughtering of cattle and methods to sleep animals that are suffering with no cure  A good understanding of the requirements in different Cultures and Religions regarding Animal slaughter will help in their practices with Tolerance, if it is Truly Divinely Inspired, while improving Others We are in a Global Village. We need to Understand each other To be Friends and Neighbors. 02
  • 2. Today scientists have discovered that Halal/Koshi Meats eaten for over thousand years is the most fresh meats. The secret is on the method of slaughtering animal for food.. Some interesting details and facts is taken from “An up-to-date assessment of the muslim method of slaughter” Presented by Dr. Abdul Majid Katme, (Chairman of the Islamic Medical Association in the UK) at the UFAW Symposium on Humane Slaughter and Euthanasia, held at the Zoological Society of London, in September, 1986. *Here is a quote from Lord Horder GCVO, MD, FRCP, who explained this type of slaughtering scientifically (and without the use of stunning): 'The animal loses consciousness immediately. It is difficult to conceive a more painless and rapid mode of death; for a few seconds after the cut is made, the animal makes no movement its body is then convulsed, the convulsive movements continue for about a minute and then cease. The interpretation of this fact is clear: the cut is made by a knife so sharp and so skillfully handled that a state of syncope with its associated unconsciousness follows instantaneously upon the severing of the blood pressure. ' The movement of the animal which begins at about 90 seconds are epileptiform in nature and are due to the blood-less state of the brain (cerebral ischemia with complete anoxaemia). Sensation has been abolished at the moment of the initial syncope. Of course, there have been many statements by eminent scientists giving the same and conclusions about the direct act of slaughtering such as DR Leonard Hill (1923), Sir Lovatt Evans, Professor Harold Burrow, I M Levingen (1979), Professor F R Bell. Mr. Openshaw, Mr. Hayhurst etc. (Some are quoted, in Impact Magazine 1985). Quote Prof. Leonard Hill, F.R.C.V.S, who strongly believed and expressed his views in his article – that the incision applied in the Ritual Slaughter causes no pain. Surgeons today know that sudden big injuries are not felt at the time of infliction. Pain comes later when the wound is (septic, and) inflamed. Structures beneath the skin apart from isolated sensory nerve endings are insensitive to the knife. 0403
  • 3. Prof. Charles Lovett Evans, F.R.C.V.S., has this to say:-" As anyone who has ever witnessed the act is well aware, the animal lies absolutely still the moment the vessels arc cut,?and it is only a minute or so later that asphyxia! convulsions set in. Consciousness we know is lost long before this " ………" To consider that the animal suffers pain is, in my opinion, quite absurd.?I?consider the method to be equal to any ". Prof. Leonard Hill says that no death could be more merciful, taking into account that the animal unlike man, has no knowledge or fear of impending death. The death is as quiet and merciful as that inflicted on murderers by hanging; to them, of course, the whole of this agony is in the advancing fear of death which is dated and timed and known to the victim. METHOD?OF?SLAUGHTER?N?THE?SCIENCE? BEHIND?IT 1.Animal must be healthy. 2.It must not know it is to be slaughtered and must be with a very, very sharp knife (which should be kept like a surgeon's knife in sharpness and cleanliness, a Deep swift cut?done instantaneously and quickly to the blood vessels of the neck (the two caroid arteries which carry blood to the brain and head, the two jugular veins which bring blood from the brain back to the heart), the trachea (windpipe) and the oesophagus (gullet), but the central nervous system (the spinal cord) should be kept safe and intact (not cut). This deep, large cut through all the blood vessels of the neck causes acute blood loss and haemorrhagic shock: we know the blood is under great pressure , especially in the big carotid arteries (systolic pressure ) and at high speed and, according to physical law, the pressure always goes from the high to low resistance - the point of the cut is the scene of low resistance for blood to and from the brain. 0605
  • 4. As we have a fully intact, alive heart, so most of the blood is going to be pumped and poured out instantaneously and quickly under pressure leading to a rapid fall in the blood pressure. Thus depriving the brain of its main source of oxygen and glucose, and with no blood which is necessary to keep the animal alive and functioning and able to deal with any perceptive sensation this leads to anoxia and almost immediate loss of consciousness (anesthetization or “stunning” ). The cerebrospinal fluid pressure falls even more rapidly than the blood pressure because of the jugular veins being cut, and this results in a deep shock and more loss of consciousness. The animal, at this stage after the cut, is in a stable and quiet state with no movement or any distressed behavior. One would assume, if there was any pain or suffering, it would kick, move or show signs. After this short resting phase, and because the brain is deprived of oxygen and blood due to the huge amount of bleeding, the heartbeats increase in order to increase the flow of blood to the brain and other deprived areas. Tonic and clonic involuntary contractions and convulsions start and occur as automatic physiological reflexes in order to send and push blood up, especially to the brain. These contractions and convulsions are 'painless' (not, as the layman would imagine, that the kicking is due to the pain) especially when the animal is already unconscious and still has an intact spinal cord with safe nerve centers to the limbs, muscles and organs. So, we have a huge amount of bleeding from the initial cut then blood loss is continuing with the squeezing pressure of these contractions and convulsions, leading to maximum bleeding-out and less retention of blood in the carcass, giving a better quality of meat?[both safer and healthier] OTHER METHODS OF SLAUGHTER by stunning etc is found not to be as humane. The animal though unconscious feels pain, and does not die immediately. Further all the blood does not flow out, 0807
  • 5. EATING NON-VEGETARIAN FOOD (courtesy Dr. Zakir Naik) 'Vegetarianism' is now a movement the world over. Many even associate it with animal rights. Indeed, a large number of people consider the consumption of meat and other non-vegetarian products to be a violation of animal rights. Islam enjoins mercy and compassion for all living creatures. At the same time Islam maintains that Allah has created the earth and its wondrous flora and fauna for the benefit of mankind. It is upto mankind to use every resource in this world judiciously, as a niyamat (Divine blessing) and amanat (trust) from Allah. Let us look at various other aspects of this argument. 1. A Muslim can be a pure vegetarian A Muslim can be a very good Muslim despite being a pure vegetarian. It is not compulsory to have non- vegetarian food. 2. Qur'an permits Muslims to have non-veg food The Qur'an, however permits a Muslim to have non- vegetarian food.: "O ye who believe! Fulfil (all) obligations. Lawful unto you (for food) are all four-footed animals with the exceptions named."[Al-Qur'an 5:1] “And cattle He has created for you (men): from them Ye derive warmth, and numerous benefits, And of their (meat) ye eat."[Al-Qur'an 16:5] "And in cattle (too) ye have an instructive example: From within their bodies We produce (milk) for you to drink; there are, in them, (besides), numerous (other) benefits for you; and of their (meat) ye eat."[Al-Qur'an 23:21] 3. Meat is nutritious and rich in complete protein Non-vegetarian food is a good source of excellent protein. It contains biologically complete protein i.e. all the 8 essential amino acid that are not synthesized by the body and should be supplied in the diet. Meat also contains iron, vitamin B1 and niacin. 1009
  • 6. 4. Humans have Omnivorous teeth If you observe the teeth of herbivorous animals like the cow, goat and sheep, you will find something strikingly similar in all of them. All these animals have a set of flat teeth i.e. suited for herbivorous diet. If you observe the set of teeth of the carnivorous animals like the lion, tiger, or leopard, they all have a set of pointed teeth i.e. suited for a carnivorous diet. If you analyze the set of teeth of humans, you find that they have flat teeth as well as pointed teeth. Thus they have teeth suited for both herbivorous as well as carnivorous food i.e. they are omnivorous. One may ask, if Almighty God wanted humans to have only vegetables, why did He provide us also with pointed teeth? It is logical that He expected us to need and to have both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food. 5. Human beings can digest both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food The digestive system of herbivorous animals can digest only vegetables. The digestive system of carnivorous animals can digest only meat. But the digestive system of humans can digest both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. If Almighty God wanted us to have only vegetables then why did He give us a digestive system that can digest both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food? 6. Even plants have life Certain religions have adopted pure vegetarianism as a dietary law because they are totally against the killing of living creatures. If a person can survive without killing any living creature, I would be the first person to adopt such a way of life. In the past people thought plants were lifeless. Today it is a universal fact that even plants have life. Thus their logic of not killing living creatures is not fulfilled even by being a pure vegetarian. 7.Even plants can feel pain They further argue that plants cannot feel pain, therefore killing a plant is a lesser crime as compared to killing an animal. Today science tells us that even plants can feel pain. But the cry of the plant cannot be heard by the human being. 1211
  • 7. This is due to the inability of the human ear to hear sounds that are not in the audible range i.e. 20 Hertz to 20,000 Hertz. Anything below and above this range cannot be heard by a human being. A dog can hear up to 40,000 Hertz. Thus there are silent dog whistles that have a frequency of more than 20,000 Hertz and less than 40,000 Hertz. These whistles are only heard by dogs and not by human beings. The dog recognizes the masters whistle and comes to the master. There was research done by a farmer in U.S.A. who invented an instrument which converted the cry of the plant so that it could be heard by human beings. He was able to realize immediately when the plant itself cried for water. Latest researches show that the plants can even feel happy and sad. It can also cry. 8. Killing a living creature with two senses less is not a lesser crime Once a vegetarian argued his case by saying that plants only have two or three senses while the animals have five senses. Therefore killing a plant is a lesser crime than killing an animal. Suppose your brother is born deaf and dumb and has two senses less as compared to other human beings. He becomes mature and someone murders him. Would you ask the judge to give the murderer a lesser punishment because your brother has two senses less? In fact you would say that he has killed a masoom, an innocent person, and the judge should give the murderer a greater punishment. In fact the Qur'an says: "O ye people! Eat of what is on earth, lawful and good"[Al-Qur'an 2:168] 9 Over population of cattle If every human being was a vegetarian, it would lead to overpopulation of cattle in the world, since their reproduction and multiplication is very swift. Allah (swt) in His Divine Wisdom knows how to maintain the balance of His creation appropriately. No wonder He has permitted us to have the meat of the cattle. 1413
  • 8. Acquiring Knowledge - Good Informing others - V. Good Applying it - Excellent Preventing Mischief - Noble Greater Understanding of Religions : Social Responsibility and Unmindfulness Millions of stray animals roam the streets, miserably…. (D N 2012/01/12) Thousands of uncared pets, dirty the Neighbours Garden! Rs.500 Million spent on rabies (D N 2011/09/28) thousands suffer, due to PET CARELESSNESS! Animal Slaughter Imperative that we examine the current methods, so as to have tolerance and follow the Middle Path INTENTION: In Today's World of Social Unconsciousness, due to Pleasures of this World at the Expense of Society, It is imperative we come out of Ignorance of other Social Sensitivities, and bring about a common understanding and tolerance with a view to follow the Middle Path. We must avoid Mischief at ALL COST. HELP SOCIETY - TAKE INITIATIVE. yes@vr-one.org

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