Abdul Rahman S.,Bangalore Veterinary College
Animals | Year: 2017
Islam is a comprehensive religion guiding the lives of its followers through sets of rules governing the personal, social, and public aspects through the verses of the Holy Qur’an and Hadiths, the compilation of the traditions of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), the two main documents that serve as guidelines. Islam is explicit with regard to using animals for human purposes and there is a rich tradition of the Prophet Mohammad’s (pbuh) concern for animals to be found in the Hadith and Sunna. Islam has also laid down rules for humane slaughter. In many countries animals are killed without pre-stunning. Regardless of pre-stunning, such meat should not be treated as halāl or at least be considered as Makrooh (detestable or abominable), because the animals have been beaten or treated without compassion during production, handling, transport, and slaughter. Many Muslims and Islamic religious leaders are not aware of the cruelty that is routinely inflicted on animals during transport, pre-slaughter, and slaughter in many Islamic countries. There is an urgent need to sensitize all Muslims to the teachings of animal welfare in the Qur’an and the Hadiths. A campaign is needed to apprise religious leaders of the current cruelty that occurs during transport and slaughter. © 2017 by the author; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Chakraborty S.,Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University |
Veeregoda B.M.,Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University |
Veeregoda B.M.,Bangalore Veterinary College |
Naik B.M.C.,Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University |
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Indian Journal of Animal Sciences | Year: 2011
The present study was carried out to characterize Classical Swine Fever Virus (CSFV) isolated from field outbreaks in suburban places of Bangalore, India, using molecular techniques and subsequent genogrouping of the virus. Various tissue samples from CSFV affected pigs (n=12) were collected and subjected to either virus isolation in PK-15 cell line, or RNA extraction. PCR amplification was carried out targeting the 5' NTR gene following commercially available RTPCR kit protocol. Subsequent agarose gel electrophoresis yielded specific amplicons of 421 bp obtained from pooled samples of three pigs. The PCR purified products were sequenced and subjected to BLAST analysis and subsequently submitted to GenBank. The obtained nucleotide sequences were aligned using MegAlign programme and further subjected to analysis using MEGA 4 programme. All three field isolates were found to be grouped into subgroup 2.2 of group 2.