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When Cruelty is Kosher, ctd

Back in November I explained that kosher and halal slaughter methods are needlessly cruel. Well, here’s a video to prove it.

It starts off with the comparatively “humane” bolt killing of a cow – then we get to see the ways god is satisfied by animals writhing in pain as they drown in their own blood after having their throats “naturally” slit. It’s just another example of how faith and dogma can get well-meaning people to proudly support gratuitous barbarism.

(video via Pharyngula)

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  1. Bill
    February 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    C’est images me donnait envie de pluerer et de vomir.

    A weak man allows faith in dogma to supercede his ability to reason the righteousness of his actions and act faithfully in obeying his own inner accord of natural law. I don’t understand it Dan and it frightens me as much as the images of killing do.

  2. zach
    February 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm


    The royal decree of jan 16th, 1998 concerning the protection of animals during slaughter requires that all animal be knocked out before the throat is slit.

    Properly rendering an animal unconscious.

    The law provides an exception for ritual slaughter.

    GAIA investigation in Belgian slaughterhouses.

    The animals’ throats are slit while they are still conscious.

    Several minutes can an pass before the animal loses consciousness.

    Slaughter without rendering the animals unconscious goes beyond simple religious consumption.

    In Belgian slaugherhouses… 92% of sheep, 22% of veal calves, and 11% of cattle, more than 252 114 animals, are slaughtered each year without being rendered unconscious first.

    The meat from these animals is often sold without any specific labeling.

    “Everything you do here is alwayws halal?”
    “Always halal”

    “Is all the meat that you slaughter here for the halal market or is it also for non-halal markets?”
    “It is also for non-halal markets.”

    And I’m not translating the things at the end about supporting GAIA.

    • February 21, 2011 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks for the translation Zach. I’m not a vegetarian but I see no reason we can’t do our best to at least minimize the animals’ suffering. I can’t remember, do you eat meat now?

  3. zach
    February 21, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    No prob.

    I am currently eating meat although my diet is very vegetable and grain heavy.

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