Socio-culturing:• Sociocultural is an umbrella term fortheories of cultural evolution and socialevolution, describinghow cultures and societies have changedover time• Sociocultural can be defined as "the processby which structural reorganization isaffected through time, eventually producinga form or structure which is qualitativelydifferent from the ancestral form."
Halal, in Arabic means permitted meat that isallowed to eat according to Islamic law. The laws require that only certain types ofmeat can be eaten and that meat must beprepared in a certain way, it is also essentialthat halal food is not prepared with non-halalfood as there is a risk of cross contamination ifa chef accidentally uses the same knife to cutthe different types of meat.Halal
SOCIO-CULTURING THE HALAL FOOD.• According to the Muslims, halal food is importantbecause they consider it asoffering to god so culturally it is important for them.• In social context it is, i.e., in Hindu tradition it is a tabooto kill animals and its meat. It is also mention in theBhagavad Gita killing animals n eating its meat is acrime. So Hindu’s are against halal.
What does Quran says…?SURAT AL-BAQARAH 2:173“He only prohibits for you the eating ofAnimals that die of themselves”.
What does „‟Bhagwat Puran” says …?4th Skand25th Adhyaay7th slok“He who kills any living soul for any purpose, widenup the gates of the cruel hell for himself”.
Use of halal food in Indian food chains:• India is a vast country and people differs from each otherin many elements.• The most deferrable point is the food habit. The use of halalfood differs in every part of India.• The most consumed halal food is chicken. And other suchhalal food are Beef, Mutton, camel’s meat.• In many parts of India, halal system is legally banned buthowever some parts of the country practices it in a hugebasis.
• Household consumes a large amount of halal food.Government does not support these kind of practices buthowever, it cannot be totally banned due to the existence of alarge Muslim population.• Almost every multinational food chains such as KFC,SUBWAY, McDonalds, does not provide any kind of halalmeat in many states of India due to government regulationswhich does not allow to serve any kind of halal meat.• These MNC food chains, however provides halal meat in fewcities that are highly populated by Muslim people.
Use of halal food across the world:Banned in-• Poland• Sri lanka• United kingdomHalal meat is largely consumed in countries withlarge Muslim population such as Pakistan etc.
What does Humanity says…?• Prevention of cruelty to Animals Act, 1960• Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organization
Halal bannedHollandSpainSome parts of Asia
Banned in HollandIn a rare show of unity, representatives of one million DutchMuslims and 40,000 Jews have condemned the prohibition ofhalal and kosher meat as a violation of their religious freedom.The legislation was tabled by the tiny Animal Rights Party but itquickly won cross-party support in a country where traditionalreligion, especially Islam, has been accused of being out of stepwith liberal Dutch values."This way of killing causes unnecessary pain to animals. Religiousfreedom cannot be unlimited," said Marianne Thieme, the partysleader."For us religious freedom stops where human or animal sufferingbegins."The new ban requires that livestock must be stunned before beingkilled, contrary to the Muslim and Jewish "ritual slaughter"customs that require animals to be fully conscious.
Banned in SpainThe Animal Welfare Act 32/2007, of November 7th. Article 6 of the actconcerns slaughter of animals, including ritual slaughter. When theslaughter of animals is carried out according to the rites of Churches,religious denominations or communities registered in the Register ofReligious Entities, and the stunning requirements are inconsistent withthe rules of the respective religious rite, the competent authorities will notdemand the compliance with such requirements provided that theprocedure is carried out within the limits referred to in Article 3 of theOrganic Law no. 7 of 5 July 1980 on Religious Freedom.
Banned in Most Parts AsiaSome rulers banned all killing on their land for some periodeach year, included ritual slaughter.After conquering Bago in 1559, King Bayinnaungprohibited the practice of halal, specifically, killing foodanimals in the name of a god. The halal was also forbiddenby King Alaungpaya in the 18th century.
Impacts On Food Chains WorldwideDespite the opposition against halal of animalsworldwide, the leading business houses, likeMcDonalds, kfc etc. have decided to introduce halal meat intheir menu.Halal preferring crowd of people are there in every part ofthe world, and big businesses, use this to their advantage.License to sell halal food, despite all opposition, is stillgiven to meet the demands of the people who prefer it.
Business Opportunities In Halal Preferring Countries:• This includes countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan etc.• Momentous market• Large consumer market• Easy licensing• No social threats.
Impacts in India• Difference in regulations in different states• High social risk• Demand only is not enough to start a new chain for selling halfood products• Diversity.
Conclusion.We have gone through all the detailed study on the Halalsystem and itseffects on the world. Considering all the aspects oftoday’s world, the following can be said-• Halal is an imp. Tradition in the Islamic religion and itsimportance cannot be ignored.• Despite everything, the business of food industry mainfocus is profit.A question is raised after all this.Why just target halal? Animals get killed anyway.