animal upside down with ruptured joints and often a broken leg,
twists frantically in pain and terror, so that it
must be gripped by the neck or have a clamp inserted in its nostrils
to enable the slaughterer to kill the animal with a single stroke,
as religious law prescribes.".
White Trash Rampant on a Field of Garbage
Meat is Murder
told me that the first time she visited a kosher slaughter house,
she heard screaming cattle from a half kilometer away and wondered
what was different in this place.
in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life With Autism by Temple
Oliver Sacks calls Temple Grandin's first book--and the first picture
of autism from the inside--"quite extraordinary, unprecedented
and, in a way, unthinkable." Sacks told part of her story in
his An Anthropologist on Mars, and in Thinking in Pictures Grandin
returns to tell her life history with great depth, insight, and feeling.
Grandin told Sacks, "I don't want my thoughts to die with me.
I want to have done something ... I want to know that my life has
meaning ... I'm talking about things at the very core of my existence."
Liberation by Peter Singer
"The modern animal rights movement
may be dated to the 1975 publication of Animal Liberation. In this
second edition Singer continues his "blistering indictment of
so-called humane use of animals in scientific research", describes
the current state of animal testing, and brings up to date the activities
of the animal rights movement.
Ordinarily the cattle would be killed humanely with an electric bolt,
but for months the abattoir had been on a special kosher order for America.
By rabbinical law the animals had to have their throats slit and then
be hung upside down to bleed to death. The tubes twisted so the animals
were turned on their backs. As they reached the end, chains were wrapped
around their hind legs. A crane shot the cattle into the air one by
one and snapped their back legs. Then a fork was inserted into each
beast's nose as one of two Jewish butchers blessed the long knife in
his hand, said a short prayer and slit the throat of the animal which
was then pulled higher into the air, the blood pouring in sheets from
its neck and its front legs kicking wildly. We would sometimes watch
in horrified fascination from a window above the killing box as the
creatures were hauled along the bleeding trough in their final throes.
Once a thrashing cow hurled itself against the window where we stood,
shattering the glass and spattering us with gore. You could not watch
Geldof, Is That It?
"Animals being ritually slaughtered in the United States are shackeld
around a rear leg, hoisted into the air, and then hang, fully conscious,
upside down on the conveyer belt for between two and five minutes-and
occasionally much longer if something goes wrong on the killing line
before the slaughterer makes his cut. "
"The animal upside down with ruptured joints and often a broken
leg, twists frantically in pain and terror, so that it must be gripped
by the neck or have a clamp inserted in its nostrils to enable the slaughterer
to kill the animal with a single stroke, as religious law prescribes."
Kosher isn't Kosher
She told me that the first time she visited a kosher slaughter house,
she heard screaming cattle from a half kilometer away and wondered what
was different in this place. What she saw was shocking. I quote from
her book,Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life With Autism by Temple Grandin "I will never forget having nightmares after visiting the now defunct
Spencer Foods plant in Spencer, Iowa fifteen years ago. Employees wearing
football helmets attached a nose tong to the nose of a writhing beast
suspended by a chain wrapped around one back leg. Each terrified animal
was forced with an electric prod to run into a small stall which had
a slick floor on a forty-five degree angle. This caused the animal to
slip and fall so that workers could attach the chain to its rear leg
[in order to raise it into the air]. As I watched this nightmare, I
thought, 'This should not be happening in a civilized society.' In my
diary I wrote, 'If hell exists, I am in it.' I vowed that I would replace
the plant from hell with a kinder and gentler system." And she
has been doing that for years now. You may wonder why the Rabbayin listen
to a gentile, autistic woman.
So unless you have cruel heart kosher meat should be avoided.
Video of kosher slaughter of meat animals (PETA)
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