The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 2610

If a wolf tears apart a sheep’s throat such that none of the four ducts remains, the sheep becomes unlawful to eat. The same applies if nothing of the windpipe remains. In fact, if a wolf tears apart some of a sheep’s throat and the four ducts are left hanging from the head or connected to the body, then based on obligatory precaution the sheep is unlawful to eat. However, if another part of its body is torn apart and the sheep remains alive and it is then slaughtered according to the instructions that will be mentioned later, it is lawful to eat and pure. This rule (ḥukm) is not exclusive to wolves and sheep.