Geller is calling on those who agree with her to boycott Butterball's "stealth halal turkeys" and write to the company to register their disapproval.
Geller also claims that halal slaughter methods are “torturous and painful” for the turkeys. In my research, I learned that the halal method requires a certified “mature, pious,” Muslim slaughter man who follows a prescribed ritual while slaughtering the turkey. He must face
(You must be 18 or older and sign in to view this clip. I STRONGLY suggest you do not allow anyone under 18 to see this. It is incredibly upsetting but I feel it’s important to know exactly what halal slaughter involves.)
If this is truly the way animals are slaughtered for halal, I will be the first to start a campaign to ban it in the
Which brings me to the question: Does is matter to you if a turkey is Halal certified? Would you choose not to buy a turkey that was slaughtered and prepared according to these rituals? We’d like to know what you think. If you have more detailed information on the subject, or find that what I’ve discovered in my research is not accurate, please comment!
*Pamela Geller (born 1958) is an American blogger, author, political activist, and commentator. She is known primarily for her criticisms of Islam and opposition to Muslim activities and causes, such as the proposed construction of an Islamic community center near the former site of the
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