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Zivchei Tzedek 28

“There are a few places that allow a non-Jew to grab the¬†windpipe and pull it up and to the sides … these actions, according to our custom, renders the animal not Kosher as we abide by the stringent rules and there is no room to deviate.” ZivcheiZedek28

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Darchei Teshuva 39:539

“Even a Jewish butcher that is not strict about Kosher and there is even a slight doubt, one should be wary of [leaving the animal alone with] him … in all cases, one should be careful not to leave the animal alone with someone who is not Jewish between the slaughter and the examination.”   […]

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Pitchei Teshuva 23:10

“The Chatam Sofer brings one idea to allow one to cut with scissors the ‘sign’ that had not been sliced with the Shechita, but he writes that this is not an acceptable idea and even though a scissoring action is very different from an ax one should never rely on this idea for Halachic purposes.” […]

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Shach Yoreh Deah 23:13

“You may not return and cut a second time whether with a knife or ax, and while an ax is considered invalid for Shechita… if one cuts with a knife that is invalid for Shechita, even after a Kosher Shechita was done, the animal is rendered not-kosher.” Shach_23_13

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Darchei Teshuva Yoreh Deah 22:4

“When one has cut the two ‘signs,’ it is forbidden to pierce the arteries in a manner similar to cutting with a knife, rather one should pierce it by hand or with a wooden stick. One may not pierce them with a nail or any other metallic item as one should be concerned that if […]

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