Skip to comments.Shechita Banned in New Zealand (kosher slaughter)
Posted on 05/30/2010 12:08:30 AM PDT by Nachum
Regulations that came into effect in New Zealand over the weekend forbid kosher ritual slaughter (shechita). According to the new regulations, animals must now be unconscious before being slaughtered, invalidating them for kosher slaughter.
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What about halaal?
Who told you that?
The Maori have never been a ‘special class’, or an enslaved people. Theyve always dealt on equal terms with white settlers, in accordance with the legal treaty of Waitangi.
Think, before you perform the foot in mouth maneouver.
THeres nothing wrong with this any way. Why should an animal be made to suffer more than necessary? Kosher and Halaal are practices from much more barbaric times. Surely rabbinical law can assess whether consciousness of the animal is required today, when an induced unconsiousness does not mean illness?
Completely agree with you regarding slaughter.
Necessary for what?
O mortals, do not pollute your bodies with a food so impious! You have the fruits of the earth, you have apples, bending down the branches with their weight, and grapes swelling to ripeness on the vines;
- Ovid, The discourse of Pythagoras
What barbarian age do we live in then? When flesh is manufactured as a commodity with no thought whatsoever for the life that produces it? Your arbitrary, self-serving, and naive condemnation of ritual slaughter is the grossest hyprocrisy.
"Now it's your turn, now it's your turn to die!" - the ketchup and the mustard to Hamburger Joe, in Zap Comix
I assume your white guilt leftists excuse it and enable it, as ours do with our minority populations, on that last?
JEWS ARE BARBARIC???
How about slaughtering their own children for jihad sake...
or beating their daughters to death for wanting an education?
Im actually a vegetarian, so I dont think Im being as hypocritical as you think.
And I dont think my “Condemnation” is arbitrary. It has a point to it.
At some point, it may have been necessary for the animal to be awake, and alive, for the rabbi to be assured that it is healthy. But today, they can be assured of that fact without having it be awake. Why make the animal go through all this, having its throat slit, and bleeding to death?
Why can the rabbi/mullah not take it on principle that the animal is fine? Can the ritual not change with the times?
Just like our Constitution, huh?
Do you really think God should change His mind about things? If you are not a theist, it is a natural reaction. A Christian would be hypocritical to expect a rabbi to subvert the Word of God.
The major problems with the world can be attributed to those that have just "gone along with the times..."
The ritual act is the same whether it is on New Zealand's soil or the wasteland desert of the Middle East.
The same same applies to many other urges that might be destructive of good health,family life, and tribal cohesiveness.
Death as a penalty,of necessity administered by the earthly leaders, permanently removes rulebreakers and terifies the rest into submission.Also when wanting to take better land away from the people living there,telling the tribe God wants you to kill all those people except for the virgin girls just might be a plan.
It is written that God created man in His own image;wherefore one might conjecture that traits like curiosity and questioning must be part of His nature.
Yeah, good reasoning (not). My take on your group is that the leader is probably just as ignorant!
Nice try, but no banana...
Your post is spoken like a true atheist...
Pft. Ridiculous straw man argument. Where did I say Jews are barbaric? I said that it was a practice from a more barbaric TIME.
Misreading things doesnt make your argument stronger.
Wow. Way to overreact.
My saying that it logically shouldnt be a problem for a rabbi if you knock an animal out before performing the kosher ritual, is now somehow equatable to:
1. Changing the constitution
2. Allowing abortion
3. Tolerating flagrant homosexual morals
Way to fly off the handle, pal. Hyperbole and overreaction are on the rise, I see. Oh, and for the record, I dont think any of the above three are Ok.
And its “the word of god” that you should keep an animal awake as you slit its throat? Please. Get a grip.
Speaking of hyperbole, your crap is piled high!
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