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Emma B BS: Halal Meat on sale in the UK (98* d) RE: BS: Halal Meat on sale in the UK 03 Oct 10

"Or how about if a Holy Book decreed that those children, after death, should be eaten....?

Yeah, it's a shocking and an horrific thought, right?

The hugely worrying thing is that *some* would do exactly that, only because in their narrow, brainwashed minds, it would be a 'Holy' request/rule/regulation/requirement, and therefore, it would be law and it would have to be done.

It's crazy. It's madness. It's insanity."

It's also a completely ludicrous analogy as no religion does - of course!

My argument remains that anyone who genuinely cares about animal welfare but who eats meat or fish or uses the products of animal husbandry in any way should primarily concern themselves with the treatment of animals throughout their whole life rather than use emotive statements about Jewish and Islamic pracices such as "bordering on evil" which feed into both anti semitic and anti muslim sentiments

Hens - crammed sometimes as many as 5 to a small cage piled uopn thousands of others - through selection, lighting and feed produce an egg almost every day of their short lives, when their ancestors lay just 20 a year.
This leaching of calcium results in severe osteoporosis but an even sadder by product are the day-old male chicks (forty million of them every year) incapable of laying eggs - who are often simply crushed to death.

Chickens raised for meat fare little better For large scale slaughter they are lifted by their legs when they are fully conscious. Their heads are immersed in water to make electrical contact, but some flutter and are not stunned

Female breeding pigs, despite some improvements by campaigners, can still be confined in metal farrowing crates while they deliver and suckle their annual 2.5 litters.

Even the lambs who grace our landscape are transported from market place to holding pen, from livestock dealer to exporter often an average of eight times each
Many are subjected to days of road transport, not only within the UK, crammed with others in unventilated, unheated transporters;
whole consignments have died of stress, thirst and heat stroke.

I will not make any riduculous comparisons about what would anyone feel if we treated our children in this way.

The name of the 'religion' in which we subject farmed animals to this cruelty is the provision of daily cheap affordable meat - is it less barbaric than 'ancient' practices or progress in the name of nutrition?

I also believe we should indeed have "moved forward enough to know what is right and wrong" but understand that 'rights and wrongs' are not the simplistic issues 'some' vociferate

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