Butcher selling mutton meat
Mutton and chicken is the most used meat fopr Afghan dishes.
The animal must be kosher. For mammals, this is restricted to ruminants which have split hooves. For birds the issue is more complicated. Biblically, all birds not specifically excluded in Deuteronomy 14:12–18 are permitted, but according to rabbinical law, only birds with a tradition of being eaten are allowed.
The halal animal cannot be shot dead by a hunter, or pollaxed, which had been common for centuries, or stunned, as is common practice in modern animal slaughter since the first half of the twentieth century, as it is considered that this would injure the animal rendering the shechita invalid, as the meat would be haraam. After shechita of mammals the shochet must feel the area around the lungs for scabbing, adhesions or other lesions, which would render the animal not halal.
(Halal is the meaning of "lawful" or "permissible."
Haraam is the meaning of "unclean and sinful".)
(The diapositive was scanned by NikonCoolscan 5000ED, original Agfacolor 100 ASA, captured December 1976.)