The great Israeli commentator and former intelligence officer gives the lowdown.
He also notes:
In modern societies, the slaughter of animals for meat consumption takes place in slaughterhouses, far from the eyes of the public and children, who generally get their meat free of blood and hair and ready for cooking or eating. This sterile arrangement spares the public the sight of the slaughter, the blood and the accompanying cries. In the West, many of those who witnessed animal slaughter become vegetarian.
I've never witnessed a Western slaughterhouse, but I'm a vegetarian so as not to have anything to do with such phenomena. There's room for the West, too, to progress morally.
As far as Kedar's descriptions of lamb-slaughter by Muslim families, I've never witnessed that either, but I've seen enough Arab butcher shops.