Monthly Archives: June 2019

The law of unintended consequences: why the SDP needs to revisit non-stun slaughter [FOUR-MINUTE READ]

[BEFORE YOU START: I have written five substantive posts on this topic. This one will take about four minutes to read. If you’re really pushed for time, click here for a two-minute digest. Click here for a longer piece where I develop … Continue reading

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Louise Ellman MP on kosher slaughter v pre-stun methods

In a debate on religious slaughter methods at Westminster Hall on 4 November 2014, Louise Ellman MP said this, at Column 152WH: Criticism of Jewish methods of slaughter, of shechita, claims or often assumes that other methods of slaughter are … Continue reading

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The SDP and non-stun slaughter: a two-minute digest

[Before you start: I have written five substantive pieces on this topic. This is the shortest one. For a four-minute overview, click here. For a longer piece, where I develop my argument in detail, click here. I have analysed a widely-shared news … Continue reading

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Communitarianism, animal welfare and religious liberty: why the SDP needs to rethink non-stun slaughter [LONG VERSION, **UPDATED**]

[BEFORE YOU START READING: I have written five substantive posts on this topic. This is the long post, where I look at the various issues in detail. For a four-minute overview of the key arguments, click here. If you’re really pushed … Continue reading

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Lord Winston defends kosher slaughter methods

Lord Winston is a distinguised scientist and a Labour peer. In a debate on methods of slaughter in the House of Lords on 16 January 2014, at 2:24 pm, he said this about kosher (i.e. non-stun) methods of slaughter: My … Continue reading

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How the media skews the debate on non-stun slaughter

We are all familiar with how the media frames particular topics in order to attempt to influence the public’s response. The issue of non-stun slaughter is no exception. This 2018 article from MailOnline, reporting on horrific animal cruelty at the … Continue reading

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Dr Leon Gerlis on kosher slaughter methods

The late Dr Leon Gerlis (1919-2013) was a Cardiac Pathologist at Killingbeck Hospital in Leeds, an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Royal Brompton Hospital in London, and a Visiting Professor in Cardiac Pathology at Imperial College, London. He also took an … Continue reading

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