23 Dec '11, 4am

Victories For Animals In 2011 | Care2 Causes

sadly you can't add the Netherlands to the list. Our political Animal Defence Party asked for a ban of the unsedated ritual slaughter of animals. The majority of the governement voted in favor of the ban, then it stranded on the last hurdle (a different chamber had to give its Ok and stopped the ban from becoming law). Poor poor animals...we were so hopeful that this would be the last year in which they would be killed in such a barbaric way but the Jew and Muslim groups put so much pressure on the political parties and being afraid they would loose these votes, they voted against the ban. Many Dutch citizens have sleepless nights over this. We collected over 60.000 signatures which were handed to the people who were going to vote...the majority of the population desperately want this ban. The day they voted against the ban was a black day in the history of Dutch civilisat...

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