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Yes, I know what I said……

But some news can’t be allowed to pass without comment.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/denmark-bans-halal-and-kosher-slaughter-as-minister-says-animal-rights-come-before-religion-9135580.html

At last a gubmint has found the stones to do what has been crying out for attention for decades.

Supernaturalists use their ‘faith’ to ‘justify’ everything from female genital mutilation to polygamy and the cruel slaughter of animals for food. Frankly I don’t care about their weird practices in general but I care very much when there are innocent victims, either human or animal who/which are given no choice in the matter.

Hurray for commonsense and b*gger the protestors! Yes, you too, rabbi!

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  1. July 27, 2015 at 9:32 am

    If a practice can no longer be rationalised or have a reasonable explanation the excuse that it is a matter of “faith” does not hold water. Halal and Kosher slaughter can not be justified, thus, they should be banned outright as animal cruelty.

  2. sheona
    July 27, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Kosher meat has been quietly produced for centuries without any fuss. It’s only the halal bunch that have caused problems.

  3. July 27, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Sheona, quite possibly but the cruelty persists. Don’t let’s discriminate between malefactors, eh?

  4. July 27, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Let us hope that this is the start of a trend right across Europe.

  5. July 27, 2015 at 11:29 am

    P.S. Welcome back Janus 🙂 🙂

  6. Boadicea
    July 27, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    It’s about time that Western governments stopped excusing cruel, unnatural and discriminating behaviour on the grounds of religious beliefs that may have been sensible in the past – but are no longer valid.

    People in the West fought long and hard for the compassionate treatment of women, children and animals. Then along comes a male dominated religious mob who have no respect for any of the above – or for the laws of the land in which they have chosen to live, but are quite prepared to use our ethos of tolerance to be intolerant.

    Hurray for Denmark …

    And hurray for Janus for his post 🙂

  7. christinaosborne
    July 27, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    The only good one is a dead one, and I don’t mean their dinner…………

  8. July 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    I knew you couldn’t resist a post or two, Janus. Thank goodness.

    In the general scheme of things, the whole business of how animals are kept and slaughtered for food, is pretty vile, but I still eat meat. And since I do, I would prefer that it’s done as humanely as possible.

    So good for Denmark.

    Sheona. There is very little difference between the two methods, Halal and Kosher, so both should be banned, in my opinion.

  9. sheona
    July 28, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Yes indeed, Janus. Well done, the Danish government. Amazing what you can do without Gucci Helle.

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