Story: Meat and wool

Halal slaughter

Halal slaughter

Muslim halal butchers process lambs at a New Zealand freezing works. Sheep slaughtered for Islamic countries must be killed with their necks and stomachs facing the holy city of Mecca. The arrow painted on the floor at the first butcher’s feet points in the direction of Mecca. The sheep on the slaughter chain are moving in the other direction.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1988/1018/31
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, 'Meat and wool - Marketing sheep meat', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19226/halal-slaughter (accessed 16 June 2019)

Story by Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, published 24 Nov 2008