Exposing the CORRUPTION in the Halal Industry (Full Documentary)

– What if everything you knew about
what is Halal and isn't Halal is totally wrong? What if you found out
that the very meat you eat isn't really Halal? In a multi-billion dollar industry
such as the Halal industry, there are so many hidden disturbing truths that have threatened
the integrity of Halal meat. It's shocking, but unfortunately a sad reality. Over the last couple of months, OnePath Network has launched an investigation alongside industry experts,
scholars and Halal certifiers to find out what is truly going on
in the Halal industry. Halal food is basically defined
as that which is permissible
for the Muslim to consume. Islamically it's our obligation
to ensure our meat is Halal. – It's good to mention
a principle that we find in fikh that the scholars mentioned, they say, "Everything around you is pure
and Halal until proven otherwise". There are exemptions
to one of it being meats, when it comes to meat
it's actually the opposite. All meat is haram untill proven otherwise. – When it comes to Halal meat, there are certain regulations
that determine what can and can't be consumed.

– You have conditions that
have to be met in the slaughtermen, in the animal being slaughtered, in the tool being used
and what has to be recited when slaughtering. So when it comes to the slaughtermen, the requirement is that they be a Muslim or that they be from Ahlul Kitab,
a Jew or a Christian. Regards the animal,
the animal has to be a Halal animal: chickens, cows, sheep,
goats – they all Halal. Then the tool that you use, the requirements is that it be a sharp tool, preferably made from metal,
that cuts with the least amount of pain and then also when the slaughter is happening,
the name of Allah must be mentioned. – Traditionally fulfilling these requirements
has never been a problem for Muslims, but now due to the large scale
global demand for meat and the development of modern technology, the Halal slaughter process as we know it,
it has been met with new challenges.

– Now you're talking about companies
that are worth billions of dollars, that are slaughtering hundreds of thousands,
if not millions of animals you know, on a weekly or a daily basis. So with that, there's a lot of it comes
with a lot of ambiguity, are these conditions that
are specified in Sharia are being met in these animals that are being slaughtered
or are they not. – With increasing demand to streamline
the Halal slaughter process, many compromises
have unfortunately been introduced. This includes the increased
difficulty to state The Basmallah, cross-contamination with non-Halal mates, and the use of stunning before slaughter. With such drastic changes
paving their way into the industry, pressure has mounted on Halal certifiers
to work with abattoirs to ensure that Halal regulations
are still being met. Ideally Halal certifiers would be responsible
to oversee the slaughter process and allow Muslims to identify
what meets a Halal.

This is what many of us would assume, but our investigations have shown otherwise. With more and more damning reports
of dubious Halal certificates coming out, Muslims are beginning to reconsider
who they can truly trust
in certifying their foods. It's simply not enough to place our reliance
on just any Halal certifier. – I don't think it's good enough
for a Muslim in general, just to say, "Okay, this person is certified
and I'm happy with that". It's very important to make sure
you recognize what is a true
and genuine Halal Certification and try to stake out
those Certification bodies and who they certify
and consume those kind of products. – This fact is only aggravated once we consider
the sheer amount of Halal certifiers
currently operating in Australia. The shocking truth is
in the Australian local meat market, anyone can open a Halal Certification company. In fact to prove just how easy it is,
we've just set up our very own
Halal Certification body with little to know it. All it took was a few clicks
and now it's ready for issuing
Halal Certification.

Any business can apply
for a Halal Certificate if they so wished, it's that easy. Some Halal food suppliers have even taken upon
themselves to self-certify their own businesses. To make matters worse,
when it comes to the local
Halal market in Australia, there is no overseeing body that regulates
or oversees Halal certifies operations. – So the local market
is unregulated in Australia. – When it comes to the domestic
market unfortunately, there are too many inconsistencies
and translations, let alone there's no one governing
the overall consistency of the Halal standard, which then allows soft certifiers
to essentially take their plate and run with it. – How can the community
trust Certification then? – Locally here? – Any Halal Certification,
I mean we we're getting pork pies
that are being sold… – Look, myself I don't, I don't trust
if you talk about local market around, the Certification the local certifier here.

– This isn't to say that
all Certifiers are operating illegitimately, but rather there are clear holes
in the way Certification is taking place and these issues must be resolved. As previously mentioned, one of the conditions of meat
being permissible to consume is to ensure
that it is slaughtered by a sharp blade. This condition is however jeopardized
by the introduction of modern laws, that require animals to be stunned
prior to slaughter. – So as you might be aware
a stunning pre-slaughter is a regulation and law in Australia,
so it must be done. So with that said,
electric standing is permissible, as long as it sits within the guidelines
of what the outline is in Sharia. – So do you actually specify or regulate the electric stunning process? – We do, yes. So there is a level of for example volts,
that must be used certain procedures
for the animal to regain consciousness for example, is one very important one, so the animal doesn't die
when it gets some stunned. – While most stunning processes would render
the animal momentarily unconscious, certain methods of stunning in fact have proven
to cause the animal to be killed.

This has been shown in the use
of gas stunning for chickens or the effect of stunning
are non-reversible and fatal. – This gassing of the chickens
is very problematic. Chickens that gased tend to die
before you've even slaughtered them, that's problematic. – Does that make them Halal to consume? – That becomes haram, you know. The animal has died before slaughtering
as a result of the gassing. It's haram to consume. – Although gas stunning has for the most part
been declared Islamically unlawful by the majority of certifiers, our investigations have shown otherwise. – Now we don't accept gas stunning and none of the international standards
accept gas stunning.

I'm talking about ESMA in Emirates, I'm talking about HAK in Turkey,
JAKIM, MUIS all these standards, they don't accept gas stunning. In UK and Europe long time ago,
they used to call it gas killing, not stunning. In Australia here I don't know why
the some of the local city still accepted, it's only accepted locally, but overseas it's not accepted. – Does any Halal allow
for gas standing of chicken? – Definitely not. So any Halal is of the view that
gas standing is not not allowed, from what I understand
there is nowhere around the world
that they allow for gas stunning or approved under any Halal guidelines.

Unfortunately, I am aware of certain certifiers
doing gas stunning even though it doesn't fit within the guidelines
and it should be removed. – What would you say to the certifier
that's certifying gas stunning chicken? – It's carrion, it's dead animal. – If they're doing it unintentionally, then they need to revisit the Halal laws
and regulations around the world that's known and fix it as quick as possible, if they're aware of it,
it's a catastrophe even worse, because we are putting something
that's non-Halal into the consumer's hands and into obviously their families and so forth.

– Our investigations have revealed
that one of Australia's most prominent
Halal certified chicken slaughter houses is currently using gas stunning. – 90 % of the Australian chicken here
or birds they actually gas stunt. – And why does industry
use gas standing at the moment? – From a business perspective,
it's much cleaner, it's more efficient and it's a cheaper process, okay. But Halal integrity – it's not Halal. –We sat down with a Muslim slaughterman
who worked at the facility.

We have hidden his identity
for his own protection, this is what he had to say. So gas stunning used at the facility
that you worked at? And was this passed off as Halal Certified? And did you see any issues
with the gas standing process? So how would you know
if the chicken has died after the gassing? So after the gassing the chickens died? – We done our experiment in gas stunning, we've got like scientifically approved report,
seven out of ten, that's the figure we've got. They actually killed it from the stunning. – 70% ? – So 70%. – I have taken some parts out of the the line
and then putting them on the floor, but unfortunately none of them they survived, none of them they came back to life. So the gas stunning maybe from
non-Halal perspective it may be okay for them, but I do not condone the gas stunning
should be employed in the Halal industry. – And would you feel comfortable
eating the chicken that
was slaughtered in that facility? The question as to whether
or not gas stunning can be regulated to meet Halal standards
into the future is up for debates.

However the way the process is carried out today is completely out of the question
for multiple reasons. The lack of scientific evidence
made public by certifiers and underlying confidentiality agreements
between certifiers and abattoirs, giving no transparency to the community. Yet, gas stunning is only a fraction
of the deeper rooted problems
plaguing the Halal industry. The industry is riddled with dishonesty,
financial corruption, negligence and more. Now I know what you're thinking, this is way too overwhelming to digest
and there's little we can do. Some say it's simply too impractical
to feed millions of people
through Halal processes and we should no longer bother. Well, actually no, not really. As a matter of fact, as of right now, there are several countries that
have a working sustainable
Halal processing model that feeds millions of people on a daily basis.

The Australian government itself
has proven to uphold Halal standards when it comes to the export market, by enlisting an independent regulatory body
to oversee all Halal certified operations. Why is it that the same scrutiny
is not being applied to the local Halal industry within Australia? Why is it that high standards can be set
and maintained for vegan, kosher and organic products,
but not for the Halal industry? The truth is, if there's anyone
who could make the biggest impact it's you the consumer. You have the power to change
everything wrong with the Halal industry. – First and foremost, as consumers
and being myself personally, we need to start demanding for our certifiers, our islamic leaders for an independent body
to come in and oversee the Halal industry. Number one. This will give everyone the confidence
that everything is followed to a standard and is being managed properly. It gets rid of the soft certifiers
which is currently happening at the moment, which then allows people
to doubt the industry. – Be aware, be aware what's around you. things will change, times will change
and it's all in the process, but things take time.

We'd like for the Muslim community in general,
to work with us and hold people accountable that are not following the process. – It all comes back to the consumer, we are the consumers and if these companies
or these slaughterhouses and these Halal certifiers
see that there is genuine concern in the Muslim community for more regulation
to take place, more transparency. Then you'll see them falling in line. But if there's no concern, then we can't really expect any change
and we can't blame really anyone but ourselves. – You can choose to be empowered with knowledge
about just how Halal your food really is.

Businesses and industries make decisions
based on how we as consumers spend our money. And through this,
we can ensure our voices are heard. For Muslims, eating Halal
isn't just about avoiding haram, it's about pleasing Allah Subhana Wa Ta'la,
it's about obtaining the blessings
of Allah in our lives. As the Prophet ﷺ said, "Allah is pure
and only accepts that which is pure" So by consuming Halal, we ensure that
we have the blessings of Allah in our lives. We become those who have
the supplications accepted and become those who are beloved to Allah. And if we truly want to experience
the fruits of obtaining Allah's pleasure, then we need to act now. If you enjoyed this video along with
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Exposing the CORRUPTION in the Halal Industry (Full Documentary)

For the past few months, OnePath Network has been investigating the Halal Industry in Australia. Our findings were shocking, to say the least. Join us as we unravel the corrupt practices playing out in the Australian Halal Industry.

00:00 Introduction

00:45 Defining Halal

02:39 The Modern Halal Slaughter

3:22 Dodgy Halal Certifiers

5:31 Shocking Revelations

12:01 Change needs to happen


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