The way beautiful deer runs hard to safe its life from a furious hungry lion running after to prey and the way it is killed, depresses many people of weak hearts like mine …. OK. Let us stand against that brutal act and pass a bill that no animal will be preyed by other animal…. If done , tell me how you will accommodate those animals who are carnivores …. Surely they will die of hunger … Now which way you will devise between to save both????? Inject all animals and make them vegetarian. But this is not possible on real grounds, at least one have to suffer.
I want to talk about the action taken by Government of Denmark who have banned the slaughtering of animals by religious way to meet the demands of halal and kosher meat for Muslim and Jewish population in the country .
This action have been taken after long movement from different protesting groups over the years. Some people have condemned the action and said that it is clearly an unjust interference in religious sensibilities and activities of a particular group of people.
It is claimed by Danish minister that , “animal rights come before religion”. According to a news source on ;
I was just wondering as many people are protesting against any act performed by the certain people according to their religion but the government have no concern about the living conditions of animals and what for their own pigs how they are treated throughout their lives and the way they are being breed, is that not against animal rights??? Is not that miserable, unjust and painful? Why this is ignored but are more concerned and anxious about the pain animal have while being slaughtered religiously.
In some countries animals are stunned to give them least pain possible before slaughtering but many Muslims do not feel it right as it is said that it lowers the heart beat and the blood does not comes out of body properly comparatively while slaughtering without being stunned. During stunning it is also a case that animal may die prior to slaughtering. Many different methods are used across the world for stunning like:
Electric Shock stunning
Water bath Stunning
Gas stunning etc.
It is claimed that it lowers the pain but nothing can be said for sure. I am sorry to say , as no man have volunteered him for the test. But I think it actually doubles the pain as you are first stunning them , then slaughtering. Some methods of stunning are even being banned in many countries , considering them to be painful.
It is necessary for Muslims and Jews to slaughter animal when it is alive in a certain way, even any animal if run over by vehicle or attacked by any other animal or hunted or caught by dogs etc. can be slaughtered and used , if was alive prior to slaughtering.
Consumption of stunned animals is prohibited by Jews , they must be having some solid reason behind. For the Muslims we have clear instructions from Prophet Mohammad ( peace and blessings be upon him);
“Verily Allah has prescribed proficiency in all things. Thus, if you kill (an animal), kill well; and if you slaughter, slaughter well. Let each one of you sharpen his blade and let him spare suffering to the animal he slaughters” (Sahih Muslim).
I find this little hypocritical that they just want to enforce their law keeping aside the religious requirements of the people . They claim that it hurts animals but what about so many people among Muslims and Jews around the globe that are hurt after getting this news. Keeping aside the sensitivity of the matter they just want to comfort their nerves and as its their country they want their laws enforced by hook or by crook. Apart from what will be faced and felt by the minorities. Freedom of rights is affected. Where are human right organizations now?
So we are showing more concern towards animals and least towards humans that are not of same belief as ours. What about hundreds of the people being slaughtered everyday in different corners of the world. Aren’t they that much least important to be thought about?
Everyone is pretty aware of the facts about frozen foods it will surely have adverse affects on human health , and they do not care, only animal’s rights are more important.
Alas humanity have no value, there is no care about humans in many societies around the globe and they stand for animal rights.
It’s necessary that the citizens should be respected and protected by the country but it’s sad that their condition is made pitiable and they are made weak and are segregated. The population of Muslims and Jews is very small in the country and it is sad that even a small number of people are not respected and cared about.
Comparing this condition with rest of many western countries like UK , Canada, USA where majority of Muslims and Jews living and law have legalized and allowed the freedom of religion and slaughtering of animals. I will also like to add , if some action like this have been taken in those countries then the reaction should have been different as minorities are in influence in those countries.
I was even wondering it’s legal to have horse races and the way they are whacked on butts to run even harder , Oh ya! that is fine , as it amuse them. The way animals are injected by hormones and germs during experiments , that is fine too….the way animals are killed and fed to beasts in their zoo … still no worries….. The way they are caged and kept under bars … It’s still fine as all these brutal acts and barbarism has nothing to do with any religion different than theirs.
This is rule of nature , animals are made for humans to get benefits from them like transportation and eventually food.
This is law of nature and animals are destined to be treated the way they are.!!! I would say there are many more important issues relating humans in the world to stand for. First solve all of them , then in next step move towards animals.
But I am happy that halal and kosher meat can still be imported from abroad , let’s wait and see when they will say something against this.
There is some kind of politics behind , who want to torture specific group of people and wants to please some. Some of affected people regret being part of such country where there is no protection and freedom of their rights. This act has marginalized the minorities.
I hope keeping in mind the preferences of their people they will roll back this law and give their people a place to live and practice their religions peacefully and with full freedom. This will help indicating , them having secular law.
What is your opinion about this issue ? Do you feel it right to consume animals being stunned before slaughtering ???
I will be happy to have your feed back on this serious issue.