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Halal and Kosher slaughter methods to be banned in Belgium
Voice of Europe ^ | 12/31/18

Posted on 12/31/2018 3:23:14 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Belgium parliament unanimously vote to end Kosher and Halal slaughter methods to take effect beginning 1 January 2019 in the Flanders region and 1 August 2019 in Walloon.

The new rules were voted in Wallonia in May and the Flanders region in June 2017 and stipulates that animals must be stunned before being killed. This is forbidden in Judaism and Islam for the preparation of kosher and halal meat.

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How kosher and halal meat are produced has been an area of contention with animal rights activists as both Judaism and Islam believe that they can only eat meat from animals whose throats are cut whilst they are still conscious. As well, the animals when slaughtered should completely bleed out.

The regional government in Lower Austria was criticised earlier in the year for their plans to limit access to kosher and halal meat as believers would be required to register to buy meat from animals slaughtered according to the religious laws.

Religious slaughter methods are forbidden in Germany with some exceptions being allowed. In Austria approved slaughter houses in presence of a veterinarian are all that is allowed.

The restriction of Kosher and Halal methods is being debated in Poland, the Netherlands and Switzerland.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: belgium; halal; islam; kosher
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Glad they're banning halal, although it's a pity that Kosher is included too. However Jews make up .004% percent of the Belgian population, while Muslims make up 5-7%, so muslims will be more heavily affected.
1 posted on 12/31/2018 3:23:14 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Banning means nothing to the murderous muzzies (SPIT!); it’ll continue in the shadows.


2 posted on 12/31/2018 3:30:14 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

That’s good news.


3 posted on 12/31/2018 3:31:14 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Kosher slaughter (when done correctly — and there are bad actors) is far more humane than regular slaughter. It’s all about not permitting the animal to suffer.

I suspect it was included to avoid problems with the savages.


4 posted on 12/31/2018 3:31:26 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The Bible forbids eating or drinking anything whose formulation/prep came in the form of a *sacrifice*:

Every Hallal killing requires recitation of a brief religious homage, noting that the animal is made in SACRIFICE.


5 posted on 12/31/2018 3:32:26 PM PST by gaijin
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

“Animals must be stunned first” — thereby stiffening the meat. Idiots.


6 posted on 12/31/2018 3:34:17 PM PST by montag813
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To: gaijin
Every Hallal killing requires recitation of a brief religious homage, noting that the animal is made in SACRIFICE.

So does every kosher slaughter.

7 posted on 12/31/2018 3:34:25 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Yeah, they took care of the kosher issue in the 40’s.

Not suggesting they do the same to halal. Can they still kill chickens with an axe?


8 posted on 12/31/2018 3:36:12 PM PST by Vermont Lt
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

If the drop in blood pressure is fast enough, unconsciousness is immediate. On stunning, if that’s done properly, the animal will also bleed out. Granted, stunning is not described as part of the process in the Bible. Stunning would have been difficult and uncertain without firearms or other equipment made for the task.


9 posted on 12/31/2018 3:37:28 PM PST by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

It’s like banning circumcision. (Have they?) Totally anti-Semitic.

And for all the issues with Halal, I know of Christian/secular owned Middle Eastern restaurants that ship meat from Halal butchers.

Hmm...


10 posted on 12/31/2018 3:38:17 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Concerned about the anti Jewish implications here.


11 posted on 12/31/2018 3:39:27 PM PST by Persevero (Democrats haven't been this nutty since we freed their slaves.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Maybe soybeans and high-lysine maize will found to be both halal and kosher, and become a balanced protein component of the diets of both Muslim and Jewish. Of course, they could also consume eggs or processed dairy products, provided these also meet the dietary rules.

Or the Muslims could simply turn to cannibalism.


12 posted on 12/31/2018 3:40:18 PM PST by alloysteel (Man does not live by bread alone. He needs chocolate cake too.)
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To: Jewbacca

Good point.


13 posted on 12/31/2018 3:41:13 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: montag813

You’ve obviously never worked in a packing plant. The latest stun technique is to use CO2 to cause unconsciousness and then the throat is slit.

It has ABSOLTELY NO effect on the muscles whatsoever let alone causes “stiffening”. BTW, any type of stun has virtually no effect on meat quality or consistency. It’s pretty much an old wives tale.

What actually causes the muscles to contract and the meat to potentially “stiffen” is extreme stress of the animal. Archaic forms of stunning used years ago could potentially bring on this condition.


14 posted on 12/31/2018 3:42:53 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Persevero

It’s getting harder to observe an Orthodox Jewish lifestyle in Europe, as more and more countries are banning kosher slaughter. Ergo, such meats have to be imported from countries which do allow it; but that increases the price considerably.


15 posted on 12/31/2018 3:43:05 PM PST by CondorFlight
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The creator gave us kosher methods for animal slaughter. Its interesting to see europe and other back to registering jewish and those that support the creator. There is nothing new under the sun.


16 posted on 12/31/2018 3:43:07 PM PST by merkova
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland already ban kosher slaughter.


17 posted on 12/31/2018 3:44:46 PM PST by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: carriage_hill

They have nothing to say about female mutilation, muslim women treated less than dogs, stoning, and rape of Belgium women


18 posted on 12/31/2018 3:45:51 PM PST by ronnie raygun (nick dip pod cast)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Humane killing is key and I could care less about religion, etc.


19 posted on 12/31/2018 3:45:54 PM PST by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Prediction: Belgium won’t enforce the rule against the Muzzies, but will against the Jews.


20 posted on 12/31/2018 3:46:37 PM PST by CivilWarguy
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