Qurbani: appeal for compassionate slaughter

2009-11-28 00:00

THE SPCA in Pietermaritzburg yesterday expressed concern that slaughtering for Qurbani is in many places not being done in a humane way.

SPCA spokeswoman Maureen Vida said, “While slaughtering and the handing of animals at some venues, such as at the Camperdown Mosque, was humane, at some other venues video footage shows animals slaughtered in front of others, animals roughly handled and dragged to the slaughter site, and blood not washed away from the slaughter area prior to the next slaughter.

“… It is not the intention of the SPCA to interfere with a religious ritual and our sentiments endorse the words of the Holy Koran. But we appeal to those involved in slaughtering in the days to come to treat the animals with kindness and compassion and afford them a dignified death,” she said.

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