We have always heard of two methods that exist for slaughtering the buffaloes in India. These two very popular methods are called the Halal slaughtering and Jhatka(Conventional) slaughtering of the animal. These methods are originated from different religions: Jhatka from the Sikh religion and Halal from Muslim religion. There have been arguments about which method is healthier for consumption and less painful to the animal.
A halal method of slaughtering is conducted by slitting the animals neck through sharp knife making a deep impact on its windpipe and veins so that the animals leaves life at ago. The name of the Allah should be called out when this procedure takes place.The Jhatka method on the other hand requires the animals neck to be separated from the neck in one strike.
The debate is which one stands to be healthier on the long go. Let’s start with Jhatka or the conventional way of slaughtering the buffalo. It is argued that the animal is believed to be traumatized when its butchered through the Jhatka method. This leads to the increase in the PH level in the body of the animal which makes the meat chewy. The blood stays put in the body of the animals because of the sudden killing.
The Halal method is different from that of conventional method of killing the animal. Experts say that the animals the animals resist less in this method than the conventional. The pH level in the body of animal is maintained better if its slaughtered through this method. The muscles of the animal tend toughened which leads to the meat getting dry and rough. The blood that leaves the body of the animals takes with it most of the toxins resulting in soft and tender meat.
Most of the Indian buffalo meat suppliers have been shifting there slaughtering from giving electrical shocks to the animals to Halal slaughtering.