Skip to comments.Polish parliament shuns religious animal slaughter (kosher and halal)
Posted on 07/12/2013 10:00:04 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Polish parliaments lower house has voted to reject a government plan to reinstate the religious slaughter of animals.
Until January, Poland was making good business exporting kosher and halal meat to Israel and Muslim countries, but religious slaughter was banned under pressure from animals rights groups, which say it causes unnecessary suffering because the livestock arent stunned before being killed.
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Well, that sure puts thw kibosh on Krakus’ expansion plans.
I hope Poland sticks to their guns on this.
I don’t think anybody should get a pass on inhumane treatment of animals. How about a little reformation?
You hate Israel that much, eh?
How far left are you?
Oh please! I don’t care who is doing it, I don’t think animals should be abused.
It has always been my understanding that the method is designed to do exactly the opposite. Small cut to sever the jugular allows for the animal to bleed out. Stunning the beast with a sledge hammer to the head doesn't seem more "humane" to me. Besides, at least in the case of Kosher slaughter (and Halal is more or less parallel) they are rules provided by a higher authority than any government.
Better a bolt to the brain than a quick slice I guess. Ey? Do you work for Big Beef?
And this is a conservative POV?
I’m for whatever is the most humane and least cruel. I take it that kosher and halal were so a couple thousand years ago. If there’s a better approach now I can’t believe that that would not be the more Godly approach.
But I know there are competing claims and I’m not certain which is correct.
Conservatives recognize that we have the responsibility of dominion over animals and should exercise that wisely and without cruelty. (I do not know, however, what the least cruel solution now is.)
I can’t speak for halal, but kosher is how Jews slaughter and what G-d told us to do/eat. There’s no changing it, but they can try ejecting Jews (cv’s) and see how their political/national fortunes turn. He who curses the Jews...
And certainly that was the best solution at the time He was so directing you.
I don’t know whether it still is, but if it isn’t I side with those who enforce the kinder solution. But I probably see a difference at times with the spirit and the letter of the Law and go with the former, whereas you probably don’t.
Agree to disagree.
Halal is identical. I had a neighbor in Germany who’s brother ran a halal butcher shop in Kreuzberg.
The biggest difference; Muslims can enjoy a cheeseburger - there’s no prohibition on mixing meat and dairy products.
Of course, neither Jews or Muslims can enjoy a bacon double cheeseburger.
Advantage: Goyim. :)
It may be apocryphal, but one part of the story of Masada is that the male heads of families, who had to kill their wives and children, received instruction beforehand on how to do it in the ritual manner to avoid causing their loved ones suffering. If the animals are drugged the drugs end up in the meat and consumed. So "put to sleep" method is out. My father, who was a lifelong hunter told me that immediately hanging the carcass of a deer up and draining the blood from it is necessary to avoid the meat becoming "gamy" and all but inedible. Any way it's done it cannot be entirely painless to the animal and in my opinion there's nothing wrong with someone choosing to be a vegetarian for reasons of conscience. Forcing everybody else to go along is.
In terms, as you put it, of a "Godly" procedure the method prescribed by Judaic tradition is probably about as close as you can get without avoiding meat, fish, or fowl altogether. And it's worth noting that the people pushing these prohibitions against a practice dating back thousands of years are the same ones who are trying to ban Jewish circumcision, and the wearing of yarmulkes and crosses by Jewish and Christian believers. It is part and parcel of an effort to ban all but the worship of the state that goes back at least to the French Revolution.
Are they the same people? I thought it was animal rights groups in particular. And I just don’t know whether there’s been an advancement in nonpainful killings or not.
I agree vegetarianism should be voluntary, but I don’t think there’s any bit of moral superiority to it: in our world if animals don’t have jobs providing some kind of products to people, they mostly don’t exist. I’d rather have animals raised humanely and eaten than not raised at all.
The loud advocates may in fact be an animal rights group. But for there to be a legal ban on these practices the forces who would codify it into law are, in my opinion, the same as those wishing and trying to outlaw any and all public expressions of faith. In other words, I smell in this story the aroma of a familiar rat.