Category: Ritual Slaughter

Report: Britain to debate ban on Jewish slaughter methods

Ha’aretz (Israel), May 15, 2003 By Haaretz Service The British government will next month discuss a total ban on Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter in a move set to anger thousands, the Times of London reported Thursday. Under European Union animal welfare regulations, all farm animals must be stunned before slaughter, unless they are killed by religious methods, the paper said. According to Jewish and Muslim religious law, the animal’s neck is slit and left to bleed to death. Though some Muslim slaughterhouses allow the use of electric stunners, Jewish law is less flexible and shocking the animal first