Other Resources on Humane Slaughter

Universities:

Cornell Sheep Program,
A source of information on sheep, wool, sheep milk, and their management, production and marketing in the northeastern U.S.

Cyber Tower, Cornell University
This online educational forum has been put together by Cornell University. To use it you will have to register with the site. Once you are on the site, click on Search CyberTower and search by the presenters names below. Resources available here:

  • Two talks by Dr. Regenstein: One on Kosher/Halal and one on Animal Welfare
  • Two talks by Dr. Grandin are in preparation: One on Animal Welfare and one on Autism

Kansas State University
KSU offers a two-credit distance learning course on kosher and halal food regulations. The current registration form can be found here.

NGOs and Associations:

Empire State Meat Goat Producers Association
A forum for the exchange of information and ideas, and to facilitate meat goat agricultural enterprises. Educational seminars on animal husbandry, herd health, parasite control, pasture and grazing management, marketing, record keeping and showmanship. Open meat goat and ABGA sanctioned shows annually.

Institute of Food Technologists
Includes a comprehensive article by Dr. Regenstein, Dr. Chaudry and Carrie Regenstein entitled The Kosher and Halal Food Laws.

Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA)
IFANCA is the leading Halal-food certification organization in North America.

Northeast Sheep and Goat Marketing Program
A U.S. information resource for sheep and goat marketing, with special focus on the marketing of lamb and goat to the ethnic and religious markets.

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Other Resources:

Poster with photos and descriptions: Humane (Halal) on-Farm Slaughter of Sheep and Goats. Produced by the Northeast Sheep and Goat Marketing Program with funding from USDA. Available as a pdf (1MB)

Video of Dr. Temple Grandin speaking on the subject of Humane Animal Handling & Slaughter (via YouTube) at the Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals’ conference on Delivering Humane Food in Canada, on October 24th, 2006.