Mus­lim men killed 79 sheep, guilty of cru­elty

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VI­ENNA | An Aus­trian court has found 12 men guilty of cru­elty to an­i­mals for caus­ing 79 sheep un­nec­es­sary suf­fer­ing while slaugh­ter­ing them.

The Mus­lim rit­ual slaugh­ter of live­stock by cut­ting their throats and let­ting them bleed to death is wide­spread and sup­port­ers ar­gue that it isn’t cruel if done prop­erly. But pros­e­cu­tors in the south­ern city of Graz ar­gued that the men, most of them Turks or of Turk­ish ori­gins, used knives that weren’t sharp and didn’t stun or se­date the an­i­mals.

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