The intent behind Kosher (and Halal) slaughtering was to cause the least amount of pain to the animal, which is truly commentdable especially as the idea came thousands of years ago. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 23.06.11 | 11:56 (IDT)

    The problem is that these are no longer the most painless ways to slaughter, and as a result the methods no longer coincides with the intent and religious edict (which is to cause the least amount of pain and distress, rather than focus on a technique). it is time to embrace technology and forgo tradition (mechanics) so that the religious edict and the spirit of things is actually kept. In short, Kosher and halal are no longer kosher and halal. modern slaughter is kosher. the times they are a changing .....

    from the article: Dutch lawmakers work out Kosher slaughter ban compromise
    First published 22:41 22.06.11 | Last updated 22:41 22.06.11
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