Tag: animal welfare

Halal Hysteria: It’s About Muslims, NOT Animal Welfare

By Dr Chris Allen Lecturer in Social Policy & independent adviser to the Government on Anti-Muslim Hate huffingtonpost.co.uk Here’s a controversial statement: the recent anti-halal hysteria has nothing to do with the welfare of animals. It’s just good old-fashioned Islamophobia. This is not to say that some people don’t have sincere concerns about the way in which… Read More ›

Denmark’s ritual slaughter ban says more about human hypocrisy than animal welfare

Andrew Brown To complain about the halal or kosher slaughter of battery chickens or factory farmed veal is a truly monstrous absurdity “Animal welfare takes precedence over religion” declared Denmark’s ministry of agriculture when a ban on ritual slaughter came into effect this week. There were immediate accusations of antisemitism and Islamophobia from Jews and Muslims,… Read More ›