Story: Overseas trade policy

Halal slaughter

Halal slaughter

New Zealand developed new export destinations in the Middle East in the late 1970s. This led to changing practices, such as Muslim halal butchers processing 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.

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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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Chris Nixon and John Yeabsley, 'Overseas trade policy - Difficult times – the 1970s and early 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21988/halal-slaughter (accessed 25 September 2020)

Story by Chris Nixon and John Yeabsley, published 11 Mar 2010