Shechita: the slaughter of animals

According to Jewish religion, Shechita is the slaughtering of certain animals considered pure enough for human consumption, with the exclusion of blood, fat and nerves.
The animal must be killed “with respect and compassion” by a shochet, a “ritual butcher” trained to perform this task.
The butcher acts quickly with an extremely sharp blade to cause an instant drop in blood pressure and the animal’s irreversible loss of consciousness.