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RIP Halal chicken @ Popeyes?

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I imagine the opposite, where Tim's and BK in Canada will start serving Halal meat.
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I didn't even know that was a thing.
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Not a fan of hand slaughtered food .. if your killing an animal just do it fast and don't torture them to their death ...
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Does it taste different in any way? If not, I don't see what the problem with a restaurant streamlining their supply chain.
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Sanyo wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2017 9:04 am
Not a fan of hand slaughtered food .. if your killing an animal just do it fast and don't torture them to their death ...
this post is irrelevant to this thread, since 2011, the chicken Popeyes is supplied with is machine-slaughtered

"For over 25 years, Popeyes sold hand-slaughtered Halal meat in all of its 59 southern Ontario stores, according to court documents. This occurred without major incident until January this year, when the long-time supplier announced it would be getting out of the hand-slaughtered chicken business because it was moving on to larger birds, an industry trend."
from https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2011/1 ... icken.html

DiceMan wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2017 9:19 am
Does it taste different in any way? If not, I don't see what the problem with a restaurant streamlining their supply chain.
It is not about taste..
To many Muslims, machine-slaughtering cannot be considered Halal because it’s impossible to bless each bird at such a high speed and there are questions surrounding who turns on the machine if he or she is not a believer.
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tk1000 wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2017 9:30 am
this post is irrelevant to this thread, since 2011, the chicken Popeyes is supplied with is machine-slaughtered

"For over 25 years, Popeyes sold hand-slaughtered Halal meat in all of its 59 southern Ontario stores, according to court documents. This occurred without major incident until January this year, when the long-time supplier announced it would be getting out of the hand-slaughtered chicken business because it was moving on to larger birds, an industry trend."
from https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2011/1 ... icken.html




It is not about taste..
To many Muslims, machine-slaughtering cannot be considered Halal because it’s impossible to bless each bird at such a high speed and there are questions surrounding who turns on the machine if he or she is not a believer.
And Muslims just trust that the people hand killing their meat are "blessing" each one? Hmm.

If I had to be killed (which I sincerely hope never happens lol) I'd rather be shot in the head (quick death) than have someone kill me by hand while praying and blessing me:)

Let the down votes and outrage begin:)
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Chickinvic wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2017 11:14 am
And Muslims just trust that the people hand killing their meat are "blessing" each one? Hmm.

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I've heard in some people say that the Prayers are played over a PA system in some places.

Most of the Popeyes and Nando's I've visited in the GTA seem to be owned by Muslims and use halal meats.
I assumed maybe the Franchisors was Muslim as well.
With the new takeover, there may or may not be halal for new franchises depending on ownership?
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I don't eat meat, but I know that halal slaughter is often crueler than machine slaughter. I know I'll be downvoted to hell for pointing this out, but it's not that hard to do the Googling yourself and find the truth.
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Chickinvic wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2017 11:14 am
And Muslims just trust that the people hand killing their meat are "blessing" each one? Hmm.

If I had to be killed (which I sincerely hope never happens lol) I'd rather be shot in the head (quick death) than have someone kill me by hand while praying and blessing me:)

Let the down votes and outrage begin:)
No different than people thinking the packaged meat they buy is from "ethically" treated animals as required by law or that they're free of contamination and there's no harmful bacteria on it

Lol at people saying halal is somehow worst due to slaughtering method but farm raised animals are aokay for animal welfare
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iflyplanes wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2017 2:09 pm
I don't need to post any websites. You can Google "Halal animal slaughter" and you'll find even Muslim websites debating the ways that halal slaughterhouses operate. Rendering an animal unconscious before machine slaughter is fundamentally less painful to the animal than a human slitting the throat by hand. There are countless instances of botched slaughters by hand where the animal has to needlessly suffer.
So you have no sources that you based your assertion on. That would've been shorter reply than that wall of text you have

Funfact...You can also Google world is flat and find support for that viewpoint
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SatanicWaffle wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2017 4:47 pm
So you have no sources that you based your assertion on. That would've been shorter reply than that wall of text you have

Funfact...You can also Google world is flat and find support for that viewpoint
Do you think I'm making stuff up because you are too ignorant to do any research yourself? To be completely honest, it doesn't even require research, common sense should give you the answer.

Here is a scientific study published in a prominent journal proving that the halal/kosher method of slaughtering animals causes pain: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1 ... 2009.36882

There probably isn't even a point in me linking it to you. I doubt you'll bothering reading it, and even if you did, you probably won't be able to comprehend it.
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Is there a study that compares against the halal method that includes stunning the animal beforehand vs conventional methods? Just curious now.
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iflyplanes wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2017 6:08 pm
Do you think I'm making stuff up because you are too ignorant to do any research yourself? To be completely honest, it doesn't even require research, common sense should give you the answer.

Here is a scientific study published in a prominent journal proving that the halal/kosher method of slaughtering animals causes pain: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1 ... 2009.36882

There probably isn't even a point in me linking it to you. I doubt you'll bothering reading it, and even if you did, you probably won't be able to comprehend it.
fyi, Popeyes uses a supplier that supply's them with machine-slaughtered Halal certified chicken.

"To our loyal fans – we have changed our chicken supplier in Canada for a number of reasons, including supply sustainability, specification adherence, food safety, and brand consistency. As a result, the chicken is now machine processed rather than hand processed. It is, however, still Halal certified. Please visit your local restaurant manager if you have any questions or would like to view the official certificates. We want you to know we made the change to ensure that we can continue to serve you the chicken that you love from Popeyes!"
https://www.facebook.com/PopeyesCanada/ ... 3804394229


Do you have a study that shows machine-slaughtered Halal certified process still causes pain to the animal?
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tk1000 wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2017 9:30 am
It is not about taste..
To many Muslims, machine-slaughtering cannot be considered Halal because it’s impossible to bless each bird at such a high speed and there are questions surrounding who turns on the machine if he or she is not a believer.
I bet if you do a blind comparison of Halal vs. Regular Meat, a Muslim would not be able to tell the difference.
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