But kosher slaughter IS cruel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • dana
    • 06.12.09 | 03:23 (IST)

    many would be happy to see it banned in all western countries (same for halal slaughter). There's no reason whatsoever to maintain archaic laws put forth at a time before sensibilities about animal suffering were raised. It's the orthodox jews that need to change not the swiss. besides, banning kosher slaughter (a great idea - one that israel will do well to emulate) does not discriminate against regular jews - only against ultra-orthodox sects. And many don't agree that these sects are even all that jewish. Of course, while I'm at it - I wish we humans stopped eating the flesh of living things altogether. Hopefully, some day that would happen.

    from the article: What do mosque minarets and kosher slaughter have in common?
    First published 01:11 06.12.09 | Last updated 09:32 06.12.09
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