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End 'cruel' religious slaughter, say scientists

End 'cruel' religious slaughter, say scientists

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
21/06/2009
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

Religious slaughter techniques practised by Jews and Muslims are cruel and should be ended, says a scientific assessment from the Government's animal welfare advisers.

The Farm Animal Welfare Council says that slitting the throats of the animals most commonly used for meat, chickens, without stunning, results in "significant pain and distress". The committee, which includes scientific, agricultural and veterinary experts, is calling for the Government to launch a debate with Muslim and Jewish communities to end the practice.