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The impact of food animal welfare on human wellbeing: scientific and Islamic perspective

Zaw, Cho Cho and Min @ Mohd Omar, Myat (2019) The impact of food animal welfare on human wellbeing: scientific and Islamic perspective. In: 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities and Technology (ICSHT 2019), 26th- 27th January 2019, Bayview Beach Resort Penang. (Unpublished)

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Abstract: Animal warfare includes consideration for all aspects of animal welfare and meeting their physical and mental needs. It generally concerns at keeping, handling, providing nutrition, disease prevention of animals especially in three important stages which are production, transportation, and slaughtering process for food animals. From the holistic medicine point of view, human wellbeing covers all aspects of physical, social, psychological and spiritual. About 80 percent of the human population of the world relies animals for their food in which the food animals serve as the main source for most of protein, fats, iron, and some vitamins. World Health Organization (WHO) reported that chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular and dental diseases, cancer and osteoporosis are related with human diet and nutrition. This paper aims to explore the impact of food animal welfare to human wellbeing by using literature search as a methodology. The Islamic perspectives as well as the scientific findings in the related area are presented in this paper. Islam provides fundamental ethical guidelines in dealing with animals and highlights the importance of halalan toyyiban to achieve meat quality for human wellbeing. The scientific findings supported that mishandling of animals while keeping or slaughtering lead them to face physical and psychological stress which in turn affect the quality of the meat and chances of getting foodborne diseases. Both scientific and Islamic perspectives pointed out the requirement of animal welfare for human well-being. Thus, the welfare of food producing animals such as ruminants and poultry should not be neglected since they have positive and negative consequences on human wellbeing. It should be implemented and integrated the existing and established guidelines of the meat industry and the Islamic perspectives so that to achieve the optimal value of human wellbeing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 7427/70231
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Animal Welfare, Human Wellbeing, Islamic Ethics, Meat Industry, Scientific Findings
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Professional Nursing Studies
Depositing User: Cho Cho Zaw raheema -
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2019 12:10
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2019 12:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70231

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