Halal Meat | Finally, a need for PETA

28 09 2010

Eating meat is a luxury that once upon a time, many of us plebs could ill afford, hence the saying, bringing home the bacon.  Considering that malnutrition was the most common form of early death back in those dark days, never understood the reasoning behind the celebrity-studded People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Yet now I have found a cause for the too-much-time-on-their-hands-so-need-to-do-something-charity-conscious celebrity to champion.

Halal and Kosher ritually slaughtered meat production and the imposition of it by stealth on the general population.

Although sadly, I doubt many of the celebrities in film or pop will wish to complain about their Bosses’ kosher meals.  Still, seeing how most Fashioned Workers are God hating gay blokes or dog ugly old hags, am sure this is a cause they would champion.

Of course we must respect religious practices but how far do we go?  If we continue to allow Halal and Kosher meat to circumnavigate our laws regarding the unnecessary pain and suffering caused to livestock, what happens when the African Voodoo Priest wishes to circumcise young girls nether regions?  How about a Polynesian family’s wish to carry on cannibal?  Okay, something less parodic, the cultural practices of certain ethnic minorities who are partial to a bit of swan?  Or the family practice of ‘keeping it in the family’ as some caravan dwelling families prove with their elongated foreheads?

Sure, whatever floats your boat should be an overriding principle in most matters, but not when they are literally cruel and inhumane and above all, give the corporate slaughter-house reason to do away with the cost of stunning the animals.

If we don’t maintain standards, is it any wonder they fall?  And anyhow, how come the Jewish and Muslim contingent just pray at the table like most other faiths?  (Rhetorical question, I already know, it’s cos they’re ‘special’)

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28 09 2010
Durotrigan

I think that it’s going to be a tough struggle to get this stuff banned, but it’s worth a try. I’ve suggested a rolling campaign targeting a halal compliant food chain each week with objectors bombarding the chosen business with complaints via email and traditional post. Big business only understands one language: that of profit and loss. Let’s turn their pandering to the ‘Prophet’ for the sake of their profits into losses starting with Subway: http://durotrigan.blogspot.com/2010/09/tell-subway-what-you-think-of-its-halal.html

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