Was your Easter lamb tortured by Muslims?

More than likely, it was. Halal certification of American meat products has largely escaped notice.  Costco is one of America’s biggest lamb distributors in the United States, and ALL of Costco’s lamb is processed according to halal (Sharia-compliant and blessed) standards which cause prolonged and unnecessary suffering to the animal.

American Thinker (H/T Susan K)  American shoppers seem oblivious to the fact that a strict religious code — highly objectionable to many — is being imposed upon the processing of American meat products.

To Costco’s credit, the big-box chain is one of the few honest outlets, and it does display the halal certification stamp on the back of shrink-wrapped packages.  When most of the world’s lamb is produced and processed in Australia and New Zealand — and when most of those plants have abandoned the practice of separate slaughterhouses in favor of accommodating the
uncompromising demands of halal markets — it is easy to conclude that most of the lamb sold, even to large Western outlets, is halal-processed.

The controversial method of slaughter by slitting an animal’s jugular so that death occurs by “bleeding out” is often done without first stunning the animal.  Halal certification commissions have declared that cutting the jugular of an unconscious animal yields meat that is haram (unlawful or not permissible) according to sharia-based regulations.  These halal oversight committees in places like Britain now forbid stunning before halal slaughter.

It is not surprising, then, that Brits were disturbed when the Farm Animal Welfare Council published a report on halal slaughter methods in 2003 declaring that “such a massive injury would result in very significant pain and distress in the period before insensibility supervenes.”  Some research indicates that proper methods for ritual slaughter like maintaining sharp knives and taking care to make a deep cut do alleviate animal suffering, but supervision and accountability, thus far, are just talk.

Currently a bill is pending in the U.K. to at least require honest labeling when halal processing methods are used.  Recent public discussions indicate strong support for full disclosure and show that British consumers are anxious to vote with their pounds sterling when purchasing food products.

In addition to animal cruelty concerns, it is important to contemplate that every purchaser of halal products pays a surcharge for the processing concessions demanded by halal certification.  In fact, an entire Islamic cottage industry has grown up around regulation of halal processing, and it is no insignificant enterprise.  Clerically imposed sharia law requires that “the abattoir (agent of slaughter) involved in the process must be under the ‘close and constant supervision’ of an Islamic religious organisation.”  Also, the range of foods inspected for conformity with halal standards now includes cereals, beverages, and chocolate.


Soeren Kern reports that France’s halal industry has more than doubled over the past five years and is now valued at €5.5 billion ($7 billion).  The sector is now more than twice as large as that for organic foods, and industry experts expect the demand for halal to grow at more than 20% annually.

Kern also refers to a significant new study on the rise of Islam in French cities to show that halal is increasingly being used to assert a separate Muslim identity.  He cites the 2,200-page report titled “Banlieue de la République” (“Suburbs of the Republic”), the result of a one-year research effort into the four Is that constitute the heart of the debate over French national identity — Islam, immigration, identity, and insecurity — to show that the Islamist lobby is using halal to impose aspects of sharia law on the non-Muslim majority in France and other European countries.

Societies that initially embraced ritual slaughter — Belgium, the Netherlands, France, and the U.K. — have learned how halal killing customs become a wedge to deepen the cultural divide.  Concern for animal suffering, sanitation problems caused by mass ritual slaughtering, and institutionalization of the halal lobby have motivated pending legislative responses in all of these countries.

While much participation in the United States has been unwitting, consumers at least deserve to know when they are purchasing meat that has been halal-certified.

For many Americans, the political aspects of this imposition are significant, but the religious offense of learning that food products have already been blessed by an “allahu akbar” Islamic chant before the family even sits down to say grace is reason enough to say no to halal products.




44 comments on “Was your Easter lamb tortured by Muslims?

  1. The torture MUZZIES put animals through is the torture MUZZIES do to humans too…Did you know MUZZIES eat their enemies? That’s right, they are cannibals…Over in the Middle East Muslims will eat the flesh of their enemy, it even says in the qur’an, “eat of the flesh of your enemy…”

    • Hannah, TMI. But the way they cut animals throats is the same way they cut human’s throats. Except the Saudis, at least they have the decency to cut off a head with one swift swipe of the sword instead of letting the victim writhe in agony while being decapitated with a small dull knife. (al-Qaeda and Taliban methods)

      • I don’t know too much about halal and kosher practices, however, it seems like this is another beat up on muslims. If this sites intention was to give information for a balanced view maybe someone from the Muslims should have been approached to tell the exact steps that are taken to slaughter an animal and why it’s done that way. Or is that beyond reason? If I have learned anything in my life, its that one should always get both sides of the story before judging. Trust me I’ve been burned!!!!

        • Do a search on “Halal Practices” on this site, and you’ll find more than you ever wish you’d known~!

  2. Muslims in Australia are buying up and reopening all of our defunct slaughter houses. They just operate like a normal one in their countries. Would be difficult for us to know what is what anymore. I dont even know if they are inspected by health authorities either. They are so underhanded about everything they do.

  3. Does anyone have a list of stores that do not carry halal meat? That is, in the United States? I would like to support those businesses.

  4. Fortunately, many, many more people eat HAM than LAMB at Easter, at least in the US. Easter ham is the traditional meal here. (Christ is considered “The Lamb of God”, so most Christians would feel a little uncomfortable eating lamb during the Easter season. Perhaps lamb sales during the season were mostly to Jews celebrating Passover, although most Jews would purchase Kosher lamb for the celebration.) Lamb is not such a big seller in the US.

    However, this statement does nothing to negate all of the above information regarding the abominable, inhumane practice of halal slaughter, barbaric ritual sacrifice to a Satanic entity. Halal certification has been imposed upon infidels as a cynical money-making venture, designed to squeeze additional resources out of the marketplace.

    CHECK EVERY SINGLE ITEM YOU BUY, and refuse to purchase any product certified “halal”. Advise the manager of your local store (you can even contact the regional office) of your decision, and tell others to do the same. Butterball took a big hit last Thanksgiving due to Pamela Geller and sites like BNI, and increased activism will go a long way toward eliminating this disgusting practice.

  5. Why ARE the faces of these sadistic animalistic arselifters blocked if they are doing “the will of Allah” and HALAL they should be proud to show their faces?!!

  6. for our fellow crusaders here are 2 websites
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  7. recently Australia had a ban on live exports of cattle to Indonesia because of videos taken of Halal slaughtering methods.Now the bans have been lifted and we were told that checks were now in place to stop this cruelty.The Q Society of Australia has been
    trying to stop this Halal crap as it is a money making con for Muslim agencies with no check on where the money ends up.Unfortunately companies like Kraft Cadbury
    Campbells are involved and pay a percentage for all the goods produced.Maybe BNI can get
    a list of companies involved and start a Better Buys type boycott or email backlash.

  8. islam/muslims are by nature pathologically sadistic. the suffering and demise of the other, man or beast, is a real thrill for them, sort of like going to an amusement park or the cinema for us normal people.


    …Part of ALL Moz revenue goes to ZAKAT and SUPPORTS VIOLENT AGGRESSION (jihad) against the filthy kufaar (you and me).

    BTW, New Zealand produces most of the livestock used for pilgrims in Saudi Arabia!

  10. its not just meat thats halal certified its almost everything apart from pork products and alcohol.even if your vegetarian halal products will still be in your shopping trolly. i dont know about america but here in the land down under the man who runs the halal certification board , is a multi millionaire. recently boasting on t.v how he makes millions even when he sleeps. he told the aussie public if we dont like it to live on bacon and alcohol.arrogant prick,

    • missy, you should know that left wing groups give muslims a pass on everything because they share a hatred of America and capitalism.

  11. It’s hard to even think about halal meat being sold in our food outlets, but I’m going to try to get into the habit of looking for that ugly little sticker on everything I buy that contains meat — and making a point of letting the manager know why I’m not buying it if I find one.

    • RRA, just make sure not to buy Butterball anything. They don’t put halal stickers on their birds because teh USDA does not require them to.

  12. There are no words to describe my anger when I hear about this and see photos.

    Fortunately, I don’t serve lamb or veal to my family. No youngster animals on our plates.

    I now purchase all meat from a local butcher who buys meat locally from farmers that stun the animals. I might visit these farms for verification.

    Even the thought of killing animals humanely sickens me.

    “Ann Barnhardt, a cattle commodities broker, says about “Halal.”

    NEVER buy meat that is marked as “Halal”.

    I am in the cattle business, and believe me when I tell you that Halal kill plants are CONSTANTLY being cited and shut down by the USDA for horrific, infractions. Most of these plants are in Michigan and upstate New York.

    One of the things that halal kill plants are notorious for is putting already-dead animals in the human consumption line. They will go pick up a dead cow off of a farm or ranch and instead of putting it in their rendering tank where the resulting “tankage” is worth pennies on the dollar as pet food or industrial products, they will shackle the dead animal on the normal kill line and process it as human food which is the highest-dollar product.

    Since Islam teaches dishonesty (taqiyyah) and no regard for one’s neighbor, this kind of sickening behavior is standard.

    Halal plants are also notorious for general citations for filth and uncleanliness. I have toured normal cattle slaughter plants, and guys, you could eat off of the floor. Everything is white and men walk around with water hoses and steam guns constantly keeping everything in a state of spotlessness.

    Halal plants are filthy. A lot of Halal meat is also labeled as “organic”.

    Again, don’t be fooled into thinking that “halal” means “better”. It isn’t. I would never, ever knowingly eat halal meat purely from a food safety perspective.”

    Email your legislators about this. Christians cannot eat something that has been blessed by a pagan god and unsafe.

    • Barbara, thanks for that info from Ann. I had no idea the plants were that filthy right here too. I knew they were overseas. The main problem here is that meat like Butterball Turkeys which are halal slaughtered, do not have to be labeled as halal because the USDA does not require it. That is the biggest danger in my opinion.

  13. i don’t eat lamb. But i will never understand why any animal has to slowly tortured. Why the corruption of the Jewish ritual which is now called kosheer?

  14. Can we just OUTLAW halal slaughter practices? This brings up something I am curious about. What are Judaic practices in producing kosher meats?

    • DS, here are the differences between Kosher vs. Halal:

      Kosher – requires the animal be slaughtered quickly and humanely, strictly forbidding cruel slow methods like strangulation.

      Halal – requires the animal be bled out in agony while sick people who get off watching that kind of thing have a “festival.”

      Kosher – requires the blood be drained cleanly from the *carcass* of the humanely killed animal, removing toxins released from cells into the bloodstream at the moment of death from the meat.

      Halal – leaves the meat *filled* with toxins released at the moment of death because the blood is removed while the animal is dying and therefore is not present in sufficient quantities to remove those last toxins.

      Kosher – contains little to no cortisol or norepenepherine (two stress chemicals that are similar enough from mammal to mammal to cross species) because the animal to be killed is treated well before it is put down and is generally not frightened as it is put down (because in a truly kosher slaughter situation, animals cannot be slaughtered in a sequential fashion, as the waste of one could contaminate the next, so they are not exposed to the “scent of death” the way non-kosher culls are)

      Halal – animals watch other animals die during the blood letting festival, smelling their fear and raising their own stress. These stress chemicals “marinate” the meat in hormones known to raise levels of aggression and violence in nearly all mammal species (including human).

      Kosher – requires cooking the cleanly drained meat completely, cooking any remaining stress chemicals into oblivion.

      Halal – allows for a surprising range of cooking methods, including even some “tar tar” dishes (raw or nearly raw), allowing for the spread of disease and chemicals and hormones that were not removed by the idiotic slow bloodletting practice and half-measure cooking.

      Kosher: the spinal cord is sectioned thus cutting off pain to the brain. Therefore, no suffering or terror.

      Hallal: spinal cord left intact.

      • THANK YOU, Dear BNI,,, I have often wondered about this fear factor chemicals and I appreciate your full response~!

      • You forgot the most important difference.

        Kosher: the spinal cord is sectioned thus cutting off pain to the brain. Therefore, no suffering or terror.

        Hallal: spinal cord left intact.

      • I also want to say thank you BNI. I will copy this out and give it to anyone who wants to know the difference. This is a valuable piece of information. I had no idea about the chemical transfer. Never even thought of it. But thanks again.

        • Therese, I didn’t know all the differences either until recently when one of my dear readers sent it to me.

    • Because of hallal, I have been vegetarian at 85% since the past three years.

      I have not eaten any steaks, which I loved rare, since seeing the hallal videos.

      I eat only chicken and rarely pork (I disagree with horrible farm conditions and transport).

      I can tell you that I feel much better healthwise since I’m a veggie.

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