Grand Canary: Gov't subsidizes halal slaughter
The local government of Grand Canary gave 250,000 euro in subsidies in order to buy a special halal-slaughter machine for the central slaughterhouse (Matadero Insular). The special machine immobilizes the animal but leaves the head free in the direction of Mecca. The butcher then slaughters the animal by slicing its throat, leaving it to bleed out. The government hopes that the machine will stop clandestine ritual slaughter. The goal is also to produce halal meat for the rest of the Canary Islands. There are 20,000 Muslims in the Grand Canary.
Source: NRP (Dutch), La Provincia