reply to post by ModernAcademia
The tumblr article you linked to (however much stock you can put into a random tumblr page) was about an anonymous slaughterhouse worker from an
unnamed slaughterhouse in Australia. You'll understand why people are sceptical. At worst, it is a fabrication, at best, I don't see how you can claim
that that is representative for ALL Halal slaughterhouses, especially when you've been given evidence to the contrary. I'm sorry, but yes, when you
make a claim and use such a source as your backing, it isn't unnatural for people to question your source.
Another point you brought up several times in response to other posters is "Why are you bringing up other slaughter methods? Just because they are bad
makes Halal slaughter okay?"
Well, the point is YOU brought up Halal slaughter specifically, pointing it out to be especially evil or something. People pointed out that regular
slaughter methods are actually worse. So it WAS a valid question: Why did you call out Halal slaughter specifically? Simply because they say a prayer?
You find it odd that people consider the taking of a (even animal) life a significant event that warrants special consideration?
Now I agree with you about mass slaughter in general. Again, this problem is worse in non-halal slaughterhouses, but doing it en masse, no matter
which method is used, unless it is under very, very stringent oversight, is going to have loads of problems. But unless you are a vegetarian (and even
then, especially considering all the animal by-products most people use), you (and I don't mean you specifically, MA, I mean people in general), only
have yourself to blame. Why do you eat so much meat? There seems to be a thing about how a meal isn't a "proper meal" unless it has meat in some form,
instead of just having meat maybe once or twice a week (or even less).
Personally, I eat meat. I eat halal meat. But the halal meat I eat isn't some anonymously pre-packaged, plastic-wrapped brand name from the
supermarket with a little "halal" logo in the corner. It is from a butcher who kills his own animals, and cleans and cuts his own meat. The funny
thing is, with regulations in most countries set as they are, these small-scale butchers are slowly becoming ILLEGAL, in favour of large-scale,
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