For most of you, you may not know what is Kosher or Halal meat. The Jewish people call it kosher and the Muslims call it Halal, but they prepare meat about the same way. It is a fact that the quality of meat from being slaughtered for halal or kosher certification is far better than your traditional mainstream meat. If you watch the movie Food, Inc., it'll give you a visual explanation of how bad the meat in America has gotten with inhumane practice of slaughtering the animals. The same practice is probably conducted in parts of Europe and China as well, but I'm not quite sure about that so, don't quote me on that.
What's So Special About Halal/Kosher Meat
Imagine you are going to get some blood tests done. A doctor will initially ask for a blood test when they are evaluating the status of your health. Why the blood test you may ask? For us doctors, we know that the blood carries the toxins, cholesterol, diseases, ions, etc. Blood measurements can give tremendous amount of health information in humans. The same goes for animals as well. Halal/Kosher meats must have its blood drained in order for the the meat to be certified. Also the animals must be healthy, not be diseased, not contaminated, and it cannot be partially eaten by other animals.
Halal/Kosher Meat Are Slaughtered in Humane Way
When slaughtering the animal, it must be done the most humane way, as in it must be done with the most minimum pain possible. This is done by swiftly cutting arteries of the neck. Opposition ignorant people claim it's not humane, but as a doctor I can tell you that it is the best method based on my studies. In mainstream American slaughter houses, the animal is usually beaten to death or and electrical rod is jabbed into their skulls to kills them; that's not humane. If you think it through, when you cut of the blood supply to the brain in any mammals, the animal will loose consciousness, because the brain needs constant blood supply in order to function. Think about it, when a human goes into cardiac arrest, we do CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to save the person, we press against the chest to manually pump blood to the brain, because our goal is to preserve the brain initially. The same concept applies to chickens or beef or goat; cutting off their brain's blood supply leads to them loosing the feeling of pain.
The health industry in our once beloved America is not as clean as you may think. Corporate greed has taken over without the health risk considerations. With wide practice of injecting hormones in animals to grow bigger and fatter and fast, has unlimited potential harm to us humans who consume it. Before you go to fast food restaurants, find out where they get their meat from. Meats mau not cause any harm right away other than a one-way trip to the bathroom, but in the long-term, it will debilitate your health when you are older.