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  • SarahH257 commented on bodie's instructable How to butcher a lamb2 months ago
    How to butcher a lamb

    We slaughtered a sheep in Egypt for my daughter's "Aqiqa" which is an Islamic tradition to sacrifice an animal once a child is born. That was the first time I saw anyone kill a sheep but it was not at all inhumane. My brother in law laid the sheep on its side and my nephew put tension on the neck, his father said "Bismillah" (in God's name) slit the throat. The sheep did not suffer at all and id not fight. The blood drained out quickly since main arteries were severed so the sheep went unconscious rather quickly. I video taped it. I actually thought I was going to be very emotional and sad to see the sheep die but it all seemed really natural. They did use rope though, they tied it around the hind legs of the sheep and hung it upside down so that all of the bl...see more »We slaughtered a sheep in Egypt for my daughter's "Aqiqa" which is an Islamic tradition to sacrifice an animal once a child is born. That was the first time I saw anyone kill a sheep but it was not at all inhumane. My brother in law laid the sheep on its side and my nephew put tension on the neck, his father said "Bismillah" (in God's name) slit the throat. The sheep did not suffer at all and id not fight. The blood drained out quickly since main arteries were severed so the sheep went unconscious rather quickly. I video taped it. I actually thought I was going to be very emotional and sad to see the sheep die but it all seemed really natural. They did use rope though, they tied it around the hind legs of the sheep and hung it upside down so that all of the blood could get out. While the animal's body was still warm my brother in law slit a hole one of the hind leg ankles, lifted the skin and blew under it which made it easier to take the skin off and keep it intact, which they also kept and used. But if you think about it, what did people do before guns were invested? For thousands of years people killed animals in this way, it really is a humane to kill any animal for food. The animal has served it's purpose in life. Now we bought a sheep for this coming Eid holiday, the only difference is when the animal is slaughtered the animal should face toward Makkah Saudi Arabia. I have respect for all people. I will not talk bad against people who have different faiths because that is your truth, we have our truths, our faith, but still worship the creator of all life and I will not impose my religion on anyone but if you want to know something, I am happy to tell you about how we do things. Before, I always thought if I had to kill my own animals for meat I might turn out vegetarian, but I found out that as long you do things right it's really not so bad.

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