It takes a nation to protect the nation
Just as the so called 'gay liberation' movement is blind to Islam's treatment of homosexuals, just as 'the women's movement' is deaf to the persecution of women, so also the 'animal rights' groups such as PETA have nothing to say on Islamic cruely to animals. PETA's campaigns include "ending fur and leather use meat and dairy consumption fishing hunting trapping factory farming circuses bull fighting ...
Its educational section for young people begins its section of Judaism with,
'Many Jews see no anomaly in using animals as they wish and that includes eating them."
Whereas "the Islamic religion has always viewed animals as a special part of God's creation. The Qur'an, the Hadith, and the history of Islamic civilization offer many examples of kindness, mercy, and compassion for animals. For example the Qur'an says, "There is not an animal on Earth, nor a bird that flies on its wings - but they are communities like you"."
Anyway I found this on islam-watch. I don't think I know this site so I don't know how reliable it is but apparently Islamic halal isn't just about the way they slaughter animals. They can torture them too. Who'd have guessed it?
Allah Loves Animals’ Blood; Islamic Slaughter of Animals is the most Gruesome
Allah loves animal slaughter. He has a great thirst for animal blood. Allah even suggests torturing an animal before a Muslim slaughters it Islamically. Here are a few ahadith to gauge Allah’s love to inflict cruelty to domestic animals.
Blood of animals is very dear to Allah…(Sunaan ibn Majah, 4.3126)
After slaughter dip sandals in the animal’s blood… (Sunaan ibn Majah, 4.3105, 3106)
Before killing the animal hide the knife… (Sunaan ibn Majah, 4.3172)
Yearly slaughtering of an animal is compulsory… (Sunaan ibn Majah, 4.3125)
Garland a goat before slaughtering it… (Sunaan ibn Majah, 4.3096)
Torture a camel before slaughtering it… (Sunaan ibn Majah, 4.3097)
Ride on the animal before slaughtering it… (Sunaan ibn Majah, 4.3103, 3104)
If a sacrificial she-camel gives birth to an offspring while she is being marched for slaughter, then the offspring should also be slaughtered along with the mother…(Malik’s Muwatta, 20.43.144)
If a sacrificial animal has an offspring then sacrifice the young one with the mother; you can ride on it, and you can even drink its milk before killing the animal…(Malik’s Muwatta, 20.43.145)
Garland the sacrificial camel or the cow with two sandals about its neck and brand it by causing blood to flow from its side… (Malik’s Muwatta, 20.57.191)
If a sacrificial animal is injured then throw its garlands in its blood, and then let the people eat its meat; the owner cannot eat its meat…(Malik’s Muwatta, 20.45.154, 155)
When a she camel is slaughtered what is in its womb is also included in the slaughter if the foetus is perfectly formed and its hair has begun to grow; if it comes out of its mother’s womb then it (the newly born baby animal) should be slaughtered so that blood flows from its heart…(Malik’s Muwatta, 24.4.8, 9)
If the sacrificial animals are tired then slaughter them, dye their hoofs in their blood and put them on the sides of their humps, and do not eat their meat… (Sahih Muslim, 7.3054, 3056)