Denmark has passed legislation that would ban the unbelievable cruel treatment of animals through inhumane forms of slaughter, primarily Kosher slaughter practiced in Judaism and Halal slaughter practiced in Islam. Animal lovers, like us here at The White Voice, rejoice!
We do not like people having their religious rights violated anywhere no matter who they are but when we first saw how Kosher and Halal slaughter was performed, we can do nothing but applaud Denmark. Before showing you just how it is done, here is a report from the Independent:
"Denmark’s government has brought in a ban on the religious slaughter of animals for the production of halal and kosher meat, after years of campaigning from welfare activists.
The change to the law, announced last week and effective as of yesterday, has been called “anti-Semitism” by Jewish leaders and “a clear interference in religious freedom” by the non-profit group Danish Halal.
European regulations require animals to be stunned before they are slaughtered, but grants exemptions on religious grounds. For meat to be considered kosher under Jewish law or halal under Islamic law, the animal must be conscious when killed.
Yet defending his government’s decision to remove this exemption, the minister for agriculture and food Dan Jørgensen told Denmark’s TV2 that “animal rights come before religion”.
Commenting on the change, Israel’s deputy minister of religious services Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan told the Jewish Daily Forward: “European anti-Semitism is showing its true colours across Europe, and is even intensifying in the government institutions.”
Al Jazeera quoted the monitoring group Danish Halal, which launched a petition against the ban, as saying it was “a clear interference in religious freedom limiting the rights of Muslims and Jews to practice their religion in Denmark”."
Here is how the various forms of slaughter are preformed. Oh and before you ask, veggie burgers are in aisle 4!