I wanted to know, are there any Poskim who say that shechita that is done using the “shackle and hoist” method of restraining an animal is non kosher due to the principle of animal welfare in Halacha? I’ve heard it’s fairly inhumane because it causes distress to the animal before slaughter

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    Why would that make it non kosher? Or, what sense of non-kosher are you using?
    – Double AA
    Commented Oct 5, 2023 at 22:55
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    @KirkBellard Something doesn't become non-kosher because of tzar bal hachaim. If. Aan animal becomes a trafah because of the shackle and hoist then thats a different story
    – Efraym
    Commented Oct 5, 2023 at 23:56
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    I'm guessing you are building off Reb Moshe Feinstein's ruling regarding white veil. Something to note is Reb Moshe ruled that 'shackle and hoist' is fine. I think it was in regards to a slaughterhouse in Canada(?).
    – user6591
    Commented Oct 6, 2023 at 1:16
  • Igrot Moshe YD II:13 hebrewbooks.org/…
    – mbloch
    Commented Oct 6, 2023 at 6:27
  • I assume you are reffering to orthodox psak? grandin.com/ritual/conservative.jewish.law.html Commented Oct 6, 2023 at 17:51

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Tzaar Balei Chayim is mutar if it's in order to consume the animal. See Simlah Chadasha.


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