Do those of you who condemn Halal slaughter by Muslims also equally condemn Kosher/Schlechta slaughter by Jews?

It is mostly the same thing, animals being ritually slaughtered for religious mumbo jumbo purposes.

It's hypocritical to slam one and ignore the other, simply because you like that religion/it's adherents and dislike the others.

As a vegetarian if I'm honest, I think it's hypocritical for any meat eater to whine about any other slaughtering practices when European/UK slaughtering methods are not particularly humane either, and animals are treated appallingly and in enclosed/horrible conditions before slaughter. I.e. factory farming, veal crates, live exports.

Is there genuine concern for animal rights - or is this simply an excuse by some to hate all Muslims?

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    6 years ago
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    Of course. Its the cruelty to the animals thats the issue here not who eats the meat. Its just in the UK we have a much bigger Muslim population so we usually think of them,rather than Jews, but we condemn any religion that insists their meat involves cruelty to the animals during the slaughter process (not been stunned before their throat is cut)

  • LEE
    Lv 6
    6 years ago

    I don't like the way both religions slaughter animals. What I do object to is having halal meat and other foods foisted upon the general public without their knowledge or consent. Why are prisons, hospitals, schools etc serving halal meat in the first place and why has kosher meat never been served in the second place. Why is one particular religion being pandered to yet again.

    If people want to eat halal or kosher meat then fine, there are plenty of these butchers to cater for people wanting this meat. I do not want to have to check the label if there is one every time I buy meat from a supermarket. One reason why I now go to an independent butcher who can tell me where the meat has come from.

    At least pigs are safe from being barbarically killed.

    It has nothing to do with hating muslims, it is the way the animals are killed that people do not like.

  • josh
    Lv 4
    6 years ago

    We have a right to know what we are eating and what we are putting in our body's. The Muslims are just laughing at us and yet we do nothing and I think we need to ban Hal al meat and kosher because this is Britain which is a Christian nation there for we should do it in the Christian way instead of bending over backwards to minority's.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    >>Everyone I've ever encountered who opposes halal also opposes kosher slaugher, and vice versa.

    that's not what I've noticed, I knew a Jewish bloke who said that kosher was the most humane method and halal the least humane. I'm not convinced of his reasoning. I think both are humane, and the most suffering is caused by poor transportation and rearing of animals, not when they are slaughtered.

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  • JJ
    Lv 4
    6 years ago

    Kosher allows the butcher to kill the animal by cutting through the back of the neck, and the spinal cord, killing it quickly.

    Halal demands that the spinal cord remains intact and that the animal be left to bleed to death.

    I am against religious killing of animals in general, but the two methods are not equally bad........... and Jews can afford to create and maintain their own Kosher meat industry, and don't tell the rest of us what we can eat.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    It's news to me that anyone does "slam one and ignore the other". Everyone I've ever encountered who opposes halal also opposes kosher slaugher, and vice versa.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Yes

  • Alan H
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    By what right could I 'condemn' either, anymore than I condemn your vituperative terminology?

    I disapprove of both but am not judge and jury. I am a vegetarian but accept others for not being; I certainly have greater faults!

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    if god didn't want higher animals to suffer he wouldn't have given them teeth nerve roots, so no I don't have a wee willy winky approach to death. hit that thing with a club and get it on the plate asap.

    muslims can go about their fetish anyway they choose, my concern is they may endanger my soul through the sloppy way they observe their observances, their rite meat should be clearly labelled, same goes for jewish meat or african albino baby or anything for that matter. label the stuff, so people can make an informed buy.

    as to the thrust of your argument, or it's underlying current, so but people are free to b_itch you wont change that indeed you seem to be a prime example of the art. in fact perversely you seem to buck up over this *muslim* issue to hate your target better if anything.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Yes, its plain cruelty however you choose to dress it up.

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