HALAL ANIMALS WE EAT...SHOULD BE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO EAT
ONLY THEIR OWN NATURAL "HALAL" DIET!
There is no doubt that the Muslims who have been involved
in the Halal meat campaign and industries have, by and
large,neglected over the years, the Islamic issue issue
of feeding or making sure that their halal animals which
they slaughter and eat like:sheep,cow,chicken... have
been eating before and during their life , their own natural
"halal diet" which is supposed to be VEGETERIAN
and free from animal protein.
If we look to the Islamic teachings regarding the sources
of the animals for halal meat,we will find that they are
HERBIVEROUS or "VEGETERIAN" animals , and which
do depend on grass/plants and grain(CROPS) for their diet
and healthy normal living.
word: ZAR'A or grass/plant(CROPS) have been mentioned
as the natural "halal diet" for these animals.
"HAVE THEY NOT SEEN THAT WE DRIVE THE WATER TO THE
BARREN LAND AND PRODUCE CROPS,PROVIDING FOOD FOR THEIR
CATTLES AND THEMSELVES"
(Surah 32(ALSAJDAH/Prostration)-verse 27)
Teacher and Model,Sayyidna Muhammad,peace be upon him,uses
to be a shepherd looking after the sheeps who were grazing
and eating grass and plants.
In Islam,we are not allowed to eat the meat of the CARNVEROUS
animals which do normally eat the meat of other animals(animal
protein) like: cat,dog,lion, pig etc...
before talked a lot on the questionable meat (LAHM AL
JALLALAH) which is the meat coming from our halal animals
who have been fed any unnatural diet like the meat of
other animals( animal protein) as it has been practiced
in the west;:
clearly that Muslims can not eat the meat of these animals
and suggested,if one is going to eat any, to starve the
animal/near death for a long period(30 days for the cow,3
days for the chicken),then offer the animal after its
own natural vegeterian diet.
No doubt this unnatural diet,will make too the meat of
the animal not TAYYIB(pure) and not healthy.
Medically we know today that the Digestive enzymes of
our Herbiverous animals can not digest any animal protein.
This is a biological abuse and hidden cruelty to these
innocent speechless animals if we fed them this unnatural
When this divine
rule was broken in the early 80th in Britain in the feeding
of the cow,we had BSE/Mad Cow disease which has led to
the destruction and the killing of a large number of the
Most consumers avoided eating beef in the Uk and abroad.
This has resulted in causing a huge financial loss to
the cattle industry here in Britain and in some other
countries,as there was a big business in the export of
What made it worse is the feeding of these innocent animals:
Pork remains and blood?
After , this
type of unnatural feeding was stopped and banned by the
EU :the feeding of cows the offals/animal protein from
other animals ...so back to nature and to the natural
vegetrian diet/feed to cows,as fixed and designed beautifully
and safely before by our Almighty ALLAH ,the Creator and
the Designer and the Merciful to both: man and animals!
It was for Health reasons and Economic reasons,the new
law:banning of animal protein in the diet of the cow/cattle.
The decision was taken by all EU countries. Unfortunately
recently the EU has decided on the 11 July this month
to LIFT THE BAN on feeding the poultry the remains and
blood of PORK,purely for financial reasons...and to be
implemented in 2015??? It seems that they have not learned
the lesson from the big BSE disaster before??? Muslims
in Europe should OPPOSE again this wrong decision for
the same reasons,and because of the large consumption
of poultry by the Muslims ,as we do not have till now
our own organic halal farms for our own supply and we
generally depend on the poultry which are sold to us by
non Muslim companies!
is worse to us as the EU want to feed the poultry:the
remains and the blood of the porks,which are also NAJIS(unclean)
and full of health hazardsot be close to any source of
pork in their diet?
,as there will be some risk in contamination?
We do admit the occasionally and very rarely the chicken
might pick up an insect and worm...but this is a rarity
and the normal and common natural diet of the chicken
is GRAINS/"vegeterians" .
On 13th July/Wednesday morning,On BBC radio 4 :FARMING
TODAY(5.45-6 am) ,I talked on the radio(short interview)
and expressed the Islamic opposition to this new decision
by the EU, which did not respect the religious beliefs
of about 30 million Muslim consumers in Europe and I incisted
that LABELLING should be mandatory on all poultry have
been fed pork's remains ,so European Muslims can have
the informed choice and avoid eating these doubtful or
non halal poultry?
In the same time,I recommend that Muslims work on establishing
their own Halal organic farms or work closely with the
present organic farm industries.
should lobby too their owm MEP,so Muslims can eat their
own halal poultry which have not been fed the pork's remains.
We like to say more:
All poultry on the market anywhere should not be fed at
all the pork's remains for health and animal welfare reasons
and this new EU decision should be withdrawn!
During my interview on the radio,a big representative
of the Poultry industry agreed after to organise the special
"halal" supply of poultry to the Muslim consumers(?)
Dr A Majid Katme
Muslim medical researcher and Spokesman on Halal meat(Islamic
T: 07944 240 622