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Is Kosher Slaughter Inhumane?

French film star and former sex symbol Brigitte Bardot is leading a very public campaign against both kosher and halal slaughtering.

More othan 2,000 posters have been plastered throughout France since Jan. 4 to “inform” people of the “Middle Age” methods used to “slit the throats of animals without anesthesia in order to please God,” according to the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, which fights for animal rights.

Like most such campaigns, especially in France, the real issue seems to be the campaigners’ general hostility to both religious tradition and to God. Were it otherwise, why mention the antiquity of the practice or its source, for believers at least, in sacred tradition?
I have no problem with questioning the ethics of eating meat, especially given that according to Genesis; people were originally intended to be vegetarians. I also have no quibble with those who challenge the notion that ritual slaughter is particularly sensitive to the animal, especially when that appears not to be the case.
I do question general hostility to religious practice, especially when it wraps itself in other claims. And I fail to see how, were this not the case in this case, the same campaign is not conducted against all slaughter for the sake of consumption.
If Ms. Bardot and her supporters think that any slaughterhouse is a place which concerns itself with the comfort of the animals, she is sadly mistaken, at best. If she know that truth, and simply wants to attack Jews and Muslims, she should come out and do so.

  • romanscapegoat

    Christians attack Muslims and Jews…Jews attack Christians and Muslims…Muslims attack Jews and Christians…when the Christians attacked Iraq with no legal cause…the Christians slaughted many thousands of innocent women and children…the Jews slaughter palestine babies while they sleep in their beds…the Muslims slaughter Jews while they eat their bagels at coffee shops…THE JEWS GOT THE KOSHER SLAUGHTER RIGHT…GOD IS AMUSED AT SLAUGHTER AND WILL ALLOW ALL OF YOU TO SLAUGHTER EACH OTHER…SO ALL OF YOU WILL HAVE ALL OF YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE…SLAUGHTER OF EACHOTHER

  • Marta

    When I read that statement, it seems like Ms. Bardot is more concerned with dogmatism than religion per se. I suspect that what bothers her isn’t so much that a practice is believed to be ordained by God, but that its connection to religion makes it that much harder to question it.
    I mean, if a company slaughtered animals in a cruel way you could protest against that easily enough. But the fact that kosher and halal practices date back so far and are rooted in a religious tradition, that in itself makes it harder to question them. Not saying that kosher and halal are cruel. What I am saying (and I suspect Ms. Bardot is saying, though I don’t know the context well enough to be sure) is, if religious slaughter were cruel, it would be harder to fight against it than non-religious slaughter.

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