The original intent of kosher laws was to use the best technology of the time to cause no pain to the animal and protect humans. The technologies have been updated and our kosher laws need updating too, so they will protect animals and meet international standards. in the meantime, it would be better for everyone to be vegetarian---better for the animals and better for us.
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from the article: Poland's Jews petition court to strike down ban on kosher slaughter