Ayatollah Nasir Makarim Shirazi Fatwa on the Permissibility of Stunning the Animal Before Ritual Slaughter as Long as the Animal Does not Die by Stunning

In two Q&A fatwas, Ayatollah Nasir Makarim Shirazi is asked about the permissibility of electrical shock to the animal (stunning) before zibh (ritual slaughter). Ayatollah Nasir Makarim Shirazi allows for such conduct as long as the animal is not dead as a result of stunning. He goes one step further in calling stunning the animal a preferred method if it is proven that it reduces the pain of the animal.

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