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The European Court of Justice has upheld a Belgian ban on kosher and halal slaughter of livestock. Jewish groups say the ban has already led to a shortage of kosher meats in Belgium and the court's decision shows that the rights of Jewish people can be restricted in the European Union.

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  1. You know who else insisted that Jews were lower than beasts?

    1. King Herod?

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  3. Another example of the anti freedom, fascist agenda of the leftists.

    1. Next the Goyim are going to try and restrict our God given right to circumcise our sons! Consent isn’t needed to perform permanent body modifications on children because the Torah is super-precedent to European laws.

      1. One doesn’t ask the newborn for permission or consent to sever the umbilical cord, regardless of any temporary discomfort it may cause.

        One doesn’t ask the newborn for permission or consent to suction mucus from their nostrils at birth, or any time necessary, regardless of the temporary discomfort it may cause.

        One doesn’t ask the newborn for permission or consent to clean away excrement or urine, either.

        It would be stupid to delay circumcising a boy until he is old enough to consent, because of interruption in potty training and potential for infection, as he attends preschool. He’d also remember the event and that could be upsetting.

        The time to do it is prescribed by the religion, but even if it were left to parents’ discretion, it would be stupid to delay for any reason other than illness.

        Waiting for the boy to be old enough to consent is idiotic. That would be like waiting for him to be old enough to ask to be fed.

        1. There is a big difference between cutting unbilical cords, cleaning up bodily secretions, and feeding (all of which are necessary for the survival,health, and autonomy of the infant,) and ritual circumcision.

          Circumcision may be medically necessary in isolated instances of growth or tumors and could be done with painlessly with anesthesia. But ritual circumcision as done by indigeonous tribes and the Abrahamic religions is a dangerous, medically useless, painful, barbaric practice done for the shits and giggles of an imaginary Dictator of the Universe.

          Plenty of people around the world do without ritual circumcision and have no problem with potty training or infection in the genitial area. If a person has access to soap and clean, sterile, potable water, there is no hygienic need for circumcision. And if a person has no such access, they have far worse concerns than circumcision.

          Also, adults consent to have piercings of ears, noses, cartilege, penises, scrotums, labias, clitorises, and vaginas, plus tattoos over every square inch of skin without any associated trauma, precisely because it is consensual. Surely an adult wanting a circumcision bad enough can get it without trauma as well.

          Ritual circumcision, as long as it exists, should be confined to consenting adults, done in sterile, hygenic conditions and should never be used on infants or anyone without consent. None of this is Anti-Semitic, Anti-Christian, Anti-Muslim, Anti-Indigenous, or Anti-Anyone. It is genuinely Pro-Humanity, Pro-Health, Pro-Individual Autonomy, and Pro-Civilization.

          1. You are an idiot.

            Ritual circumcision is done for the spiritual health of the boy and the fulfillment of fathers’ religious obligation. Ritual circumcision is not done for infection control or to make urination easier.

            Yes, there are medical, social, and hygienic reasons for parents to choose circumcision for their boys. But it’s not why Jews do it and have been doing it for four thousand years.

            If you fail to understand that, there’s no reason for you to waste another breath. Jump off a cliff and save your relatives the embarrassment of knowing you.

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  4. It will be interesting how Muslims react and how the Belgian government will handle that.

    1. They’ll shout “I’m going someplace where I’m wanted!” and leave for greener pastures.

      Or they’ll just blow shit up.

      1. Why not both?

    2. Halal slaughter of government officials?

  5. So what about the family that keeps a few chickens? Are they supposed to just pension the chickens for a decade after they stop laying? Or the one-cow homesteader after the cow dries up for the last time?

    1. This decision has nothing to do with the scenarios in your comment. They didn’t outlaw all animal slaughter in Belgium, just a couple particularly cruel forms of it.

      1. And those home-kept chickens? How do you think they’ll be slaughtered?

        1. Probably not in a certified Kosher manner?

          1. The problem is the Belgian law does not explicitly ban Kosher or Halal slaughter. What it does is require that the animals be stunned with an electric stun gun prior to slaughter, which is incompatible with Kosher and Halal slaughter rules.

            You think someone who keeps a few chickens at home for eggs is going to be equipped to stun the chickens first before beheading them (the traditional method of slaughtering chickens)?

            1. It has been a while since I last needed to ritualistically sacrifice a chicken but I thought most people just wring the chicken’s neck by grasping the head firmly and spinning the body to break the neck?

              1. Go do that voodoo that you do so well.

              2. The point remains, according to the Belgian law at issue, you would be legally required to stun the chicken with an electric stun gun before “grasping the head firmly and spinning the body to break the neck”.

        2. Choking is not kosher.

          1. Ah, there is my answer. Thank you Rabbi Rat on a train!

          2. That’s not what my Jewish girlfriend says.

    2. I’m sure the rule applies only to commercial slaughter.

  6. When have the europeans ever respected the Jews?

    It is not an accident that the Jews of europe are leaving by the thousands each and every year.

    1. If they go to NYC they’ll wonder why they bothered.

    2. Thankfully, an open borders policy by the European Union parliament is helping to replace those bigoted white people with tolerant and multicultural BIPOCs from Africa and Southwest Asia.

      1. Visual diversity!

    3. Also, why has Israel continued to deny my application for citizenship? I culturally identify as Jewish despite not being racially Jewish!

      1. Jewish isn’t a race.

    4. If there was only a way to get them all in one place and build a wall to keep them separate. Wait a minute…

  7. Be grateful they didn’t ban meat all together. Yet.

  8. Hence, why the “equally applied” law standard is nonsense.

  9. Never again!

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    1. Zhang Zhan, 37, was found guilty of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,”

      It’ll be nice to meet all of you once we’re in the same cell block.

    2. WTF does this have to do with kosher/halal meat?

  11. To be fair, once farm animals are allowed to vote (and after Pelosi and Schumer kneel down at the pro-vegan laws press conference), Kosher butchers will be in much more trouble.

    1. Precedent suggests that the Dems will only give them 3/5ths of a vote.

      1. Well, they all know that some animals are more equal than others.

      2. The 3/5 compromise was imposed by the North. They didn’t want slaves to count as people at all.

  12. The kosher and halal slaughter situation is funny because both sides agree their rule was adopted to minimize the animal’s suffering. It’s just that the religious side doesn’t have a recognized formal way to change their rules as knowledge and technology improve.

    1. When Belgium bans the humane slaughter of animals. On the other hand, there is no rule against stunning first anywhere in the Torah that I can tell. This is custom, not religious law.

      1. What does it say about dipping them in battery acid? It’s not custom.

    2. Why change custom and tradition based on centuries of rabbinical and sharia rulings, which are themselves based on divine writings handed down for millennia? For what, leftist modern anti religious culture and their secularist laws? Screw them.

      If these Jews and Muslims have any pride, they’ll break the laws and challenge them as defendants.

      1. What makes anyone think these books of Grim Fairy Tales are divine? And even if there was a God that wrote them, why is that any reason to just blindly follow them?

        And hey, if a God, whether named Yahweh or Allah, were perfect and Omnipotent, couldn’t he make any animal holy without any effort from puny, mortal humans?

        I’m not a “Rat-is-a-pig-is-a-dog-is-a-boy” Vegan “animal rights freak, but there is something to be said for raising and slaughtering animals in a way that isn’t unnecessarily painful. A .38 to a bovine’s numbed cranium is a lot more humane than just bleeding an animal to death.

    3. For ancient Bronze Age peoples, bleeding an animal to death was faster than disease, starvation, or exposure. But none of these methods are faster than a projectile send via firearm to a cranium.

      And of course there is no formalized way to change rules with new knowledge and technology. After all, Abrahamic faiths worship a Supernatural psychopath who thinks he’s incapable of error.

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