Many countries that permit hunting, the most barbaric human sport anyone could ever imagine, perversely forbid shechita. Why should Jewish slaughter, done quickly, so the animal won't languish in pain, be immoral? There's only one reason. It's because Jews are forbidden to eat the flesh (cooked of course) of animals killed any other way. And if it's hard and expensive to get kosher meat and poultry, they may have fewer Jews in their country.
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy is having a tough time in his re-election campaign, so his latest ploy is to point out how wide Muslim Halal and Jewish Shechita have become. Apparently there are those French who davka don't want to eat anything slaughtered either way and want the food to be labeled.
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon advised Muslims and Jews to forgo ritual slaughter practices he deems un-modern, sparking controversy.Yes, of course, France permits hunting!
“I think religions should think about maintaining traditions that no longer have much in common with the state of science and technology, health issues today,” Fillon said Monday on French Europe 1 radio, in reference to halal and kosher practices.
“We’re in a modern country. There are traditions that are ancestral traditions that no longer correspond to much, whereas they corresponded in the past to problems of hygiene,” he said, speaking his “personal” opinion. (complete article)