(Wesley J. Smith/The Corner) – It makes my head hurt. Belgium’s largest region has outlawed kosher and halal slaughter of cows. From the Independent story:
Belgium’s Wallooon region has voted to ban kosher and halal meats by outlawing the slaughter of unstunned animals. The environment committee of southern Belgium’s Walloon Parliament voted unanimously for the ban, which will take effect on 1 September, 2019.
Both Jewish kosher and Islamic halal rituals require the butcher to swiftly slaughter the animal by slitting its throat and draining its blood, a process condemned by animal rights campaigners, who argue it is more humane to stun animals before killing them.
As the story notes, the law has been condemned as a direct attack on religious practice. CONTINUE