Pros and cons of different stunning methods from a Halal perspective: a review. Academic Article uri icon


  • There has always been a debate about the acceptability of stunning methods for preparing Halal slaughtered meat. Throughout the last few decades, stunning methods have become acceptable for Halal slaughtering due to an increasing majority of Muslim countries issuing Fatwas (religious rulings) that approve of stunning methods for the Halal slaughtering of food animals. With an increasing Muslim population worldwide, Halal meat provision is important for Muslims both economically and ethically. Moreover, there have been concerns regarding traditional Halal slaughter without the use of stunning from the standpoint of the animal's welfare. This article reviews the different stunning methods available and the associated processing practices, addressing their pros and cons in the commercial production of Halal meat.

published proceedings

  • Transl Anim Sci

altmetric score

  • 4

author list (cited authors)

  • Riaz, M. N., Irshad, F., Riaz, N. M., & Regenstein, J. M.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Riaz, Mian N||Irshad, Fariha||Riaz, Nooran M||Regenstein, Joe M

publication date

  • October 2021