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Animal Sacrifice or Blood Orgy?

Sacrifice inherently means that you part with something that is very close to your heart and experience a certain degree of pain during the process.

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Is There Such a Thing as ‘Halal’ Foie Gras?

As a Muslim who grew up in the Indo-Pak subcontinent, I was appalled when I read that some retailers in France have started marketing so-called “halal foie gras” to the area’s growing Muslim community. I would argue that this term is as deceptive as “halal pork” would be.

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World Animal Day Exists to Celebrate Animal Life and Humankind’s Special Relationship With the Animal

Animal Save Movement Pakistan celebrated International Animal Day on 4 October, with a fruitful gathering at which many school children, social workers, teachers, lawyers and political workers participated.

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Dogs: Face to Face With My Worst Enemy

Many Muslims, growing up in devout households, are taught that dogs are dirty and scary. So could Sarfraz Manzoor learn to love Cookie the bulldog?

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Vegetarianism Is Not Contrary to Arab Culture

When Jordanian activist Amina Tariq took to the streets of Amman clad only in lettuce leaves, she captured the attention of the media in the Middle East.

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Animal Sacrifice in Pakistan (Graphic)

What you are about to see may turn your stomach. But it is not any worse than what happens to animals on factory farms, right here in the USA.

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Animals Feel the Pain of Religious Slaughter

Brain signals have shown that calves do appear to feel pain when slaughtered according to Jewish and Muslim religious law, strengthening the case for adapting the practices to make them more humane.

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Halal and Mad Cow Disease

The recent discovery of mad cow disease in United States cattle has prompted many Muslims to question the halal status of their meat. According to a recent report, halal meat is still susceptible to mad cow disease.

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Halal-Standard Slaughtering Doesn’t Need Animals Awake

Most Muslim slaughterers believe that drainage will only be complete if the throat of the animal is slit without stunning it first, but now Haluk Anil of the University of Bristol, UK, and colleagues have shown that the amount of blood drained from the animal, and the rate of blood loss, is the same regardless of whether or not it is stunned first.

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Pork in Your Milk?

Are you eating “halal” meat? Did you know that your sheep have probably eaten chicken in their feed? Or that your dairy cows have probably had pork bones in their feed?

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