Ritual animal slaughter ban unites Muslims & Jews against European ‘ecofascism’ – Zizek

Belgium’s creeping ban on kosher and halal slaughter reeks of “right-wing ecology,” not animal rights, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek tells RT, noting that secular slaughterhouses are far greater hotbeds of animal cruelty. “If you’re just somebody concerned with suffering of animals, wouldn’t it be more logical to begin with what[…]

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Pleas for Qurbani to be conducted humanely

While hujaaj prepare for the official start of the Hajj pilgrimage, Muslims in South Africa and around the world prepare for Eid al-Adha, or the “Eid of sacrifice”. Muslims across the globe will mark Eid al-Adha by slaughtering animals as an act of sacrifice. However, for those with questions surrounding[…]

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Only use experienced slaughterers for home Qurbani: SPCA

Qurbani farms in the Western Cape will be experiencing an increase in traffic over the coming days as Muslims prepare for the annual religious celebration of Eid-ul-adha (Eid of Sacrifice). Qurbani rituals will commence from Tuesday 21st August and thousands of livestock will be slaughtered over the coming week. The[…]

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Qurbani farms hard hit by WCape drought

By Abubaker Abrahams The Western Cape is facing the worst drought to hit the region in decades. The demand for water has also steadily increased every year due to the province’s rapidly growing population and economy. This, as well as climate change, has added significant pressure on water supply in[…]

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No doubt over halal certification: MJCHT

All products certified by the Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) are halal. This was the categorical statement by the ulema body at a media briefing held at the MJC headquarters on Wednesday. It comes after the Department of Islamic affairs in Malaysia (JAKIM) delisted the halal certifier, after they[…]

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MJCHT delisted by top Malaysian body

The Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) has been delisted from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) after failing an external audit for the first time in 19 years. JAKIM is the Malaysian government’s highest Islamic affairs body. JAKIM’s audit of the MJCHT in November last year stated that[…]

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SPCA shocked by treatment of animals during qurbani

There are some that knowingly and deliberately flout the law when engaging in the practice of animal slaughter on Eid al-Adha, the SPCA in the Western Cape has alleged. Muslim’s annually engage in a ritualistic slaughtering of livestock on the day of Eid, and are required to adhere to specific[…]

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SPCA issues warnings to Qurbani farms

Authorities have issued a stern warning to Qurbani farms that they will be shut down, if they are found to have treated any animals inhumanely. This comes after the Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA issued six warnings to a number of Qurbani farms in the Western Cape after they[…]

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Al-Baghdadi ‘bans’ slaughter videos

The leader of the Islamic State group has reportedly banned graphic videos of executions just after it released a video showing a Syrian Army officer beheaded by a teenage boy, the first of its kind. The execution of the Syrian captain was carried out by a boy fighter in the city[…]

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