Al-Kāfi - Volume 6 > Slaughtering by the People of the Book
Hadith #6

مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ الْمُخْتَارِ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِأَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) إِنَّا نَكُونُ بِالْجَبَلِ فَنَبْعَثُ الرُّعَاةَ فِي الْغَنَمِ فَرُبَّمَا عَطِبَتِ الشَّاةُ أَوْ أَصَابَهَا الشَّيْ‏ءُ فَيَذْبَحُونَهَا فَنَأْكُلُهَا فَقَالَ ( عليه السلام ) هِيَ الذَّبِيحَةُ وَ لَا يُؤْمَنُ عَلَيْهَا إِلَّا مُسْلِمٌ .

6. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from al-Husayn ibn Sa‘id from Hammad ibn ‘Isa from al-Husayn ibn al-Mukhtar from al-Husayn ibn ‘Abd Allah who has said the following: “I once said to abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘We go to the mountains and send the shepherds to look after the sheep. Perhaps a sheep becomes injured and they slaughter it; if we can use it for food. He (the Imam) said, ‘It is a matter of proper slaughtering, thus, no one can be trusted in it except a Muslim.’”