Monday, 26 May 2014

How to die....

"So how would you rather be killed, have your throat slit or be electrocuted in a bath?"

1 Now that sounds like a really stupid question , the sort of question a couple of  bored schoolboys would ask on a long journey to a school trip, these days they would probably post this ghoulish  question on "Facebook" just to share the idiocy further. This nasty, ridiculous  quandary about how to die  is one  meat eaters should be asking themselves now they've found out the animals they eat may not be killed "nicely", as if animals being killed on an industrial scale cheaply would ever consider the animals feelings, does that sound likely?

23  So all of a sudden the words "religious ritual" and Muslims" is mentioned people care about how our bloodless, faceless shrink warped meat comes from. There is no word about the Jewish way of killing animals that's similar to the Halal way of killing. Both are sensible as they involve getting rid of blood, the part of the meat that carries disease.

Any common sense reason for Halal meat was lost in the lurid headlines with no mention of the Jewish way of killing or the reasons behind Halal meat, the Sun also failed to mention the British way of killing involves electrocution and then killing the animal, and workers paid by how many animals they can kill in a day, nor did they ask readers to go veggie and avoid killing animals altogether.

4 The Sun also did not mention the Muslim view of their way of life and the fact that the Quran talks about making the knife as sharp as possible so the animal dies quickly, in fact the Quran has quite a lot to say about animal rights, the Quran talks about killing the animal as quickly as possible and respect for animals, not making sure they kill enough chickens in a day to get a holiday in Spain.

So why the fuss about Halal meat? You have to wonder at the hypocrisy and small mindedness of Halal haters, Russel Brand brilliantly pointed out that this story makes us think about how animals end up on our plate and maybe it's easier to blame another often demonized  religion than think about the fact we're eating dead animals. If this is true we need to look really carefully at what and how we eat and how we look at Muslims who are also our neighbors, co workers and friends and have a conversation, when the media want to divide us this is a rebelious and compassionate thing to do and the only thing to do.

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