27 Jun '11, 11pm

Humane Animal Slaughter Law Angers Dutch Religious Communities | Care2 Causes

Humane Animal Slaughter Law Angers Dutch Religious Communities | Care2 Causes

The Dutch Parliament will vote Tuesday on a law that could create a rift between its animal rights community and Muslim and Jewish minorities. The law would prescribe humane slaughter for all animals, regardless of ritual conventions, essentially eliminating kosher and halal slaughter. Muslim and Jewish communities are understandably upset, and see the move as a sign of religious intolerance, but the animal rights activists who proposed the legislation see it as an extension of the Netherlands’ progressive ethical legislation. The issue is complicated by the fact that the bill was sponsored by a tiny animal rights party, which only has two seats in the legislature. It’s being supported, however, by the Liberal and Labour parties. According to the New York Times , the Jewish community is better organized than Holland’s Muslims in their opposition to the bill. They see their...

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