Asalet and Berker from Eyes on Animal are near Izmir in Turkey showing slaughter personnel and officials how captive bolt pistols work and explaining the benefit of using them during slaughter to at least render the cattle insensitive to pain before their neck is cut. In Turkey cattle are normally fully conscious during restraint, hoisting and neck-cutting, with animals panicking and suffering horribly as consequence. We hope to phase this out. It is a very long and difficuly road… and sadly there are very few people helping out. European and other International animal exporters contine to send thousands of live sheep and cattle to Turkey for profit, but should rather first send knowledge in making slaughter a bit more “humane” first. Stunning is perfectly legal in Turkey and also in accordance to the essence of Halal, but in the heads of the people it remains a taboo. Slaughterhouses in Turkey are fearful using captive bolt stunners will result in them losing customers as many people think that stunning is not Halal.
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