What is RSPCA’s position on halal? In Australia, the national standard for meat production requires that all animals must be effectively stunned prior to slaughter. The vast majority of halal slaughter in Australia (including at export abattoirs) complies with this standard, that is, all animals are stunned prior to slaughter. RSPCA is strongly opposed to all forms of slaughter that do not involve prior stunning of the animal. RSPCA Knowledgebase - What is Halal slaughter in Australia?