Animal Rights & Welfare Groups
The HFA is closely working with organisations engaged in bringing or aspiring to bring in changes in existing or forthcoming slaughtering rules. Because of reasons of their belief, Islamic methods of slaughter have to be somewhat conforming to their ethics. The purpose of liaison is to impart the requirements of Islamic jurisprudence and to create an understanding from the point of view of human slaughter and animal welfare, as both of these remits are part of Islamic injunctions.
Some of the organisations with which the HFA has had dialogues with are:
- Humane Slaughter Association
- Vegetarian International Voice of Animals (VIVA)
- Compassion in World Farming
- Individual campaigners like Ms Liz Long and Ms Angie Petro of Kent who, at present, together with HFA are taking up the issue of Eid-al-Kabir (Qurbani) with the French Authorities. Importance of such co-ordination and liaising is paramount.