Dutch May Ban Kosher Slaughter of Livestock

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THE DUTCH parliament has voted overwhelmingly to ban the ritual slaughter of livestock. Dutch law requires animals to be stunned before slaughter, but has long allowed an exemption for Muslims and orthodox Jews, who can legally butcher animals according to their centuries-old dietary rules. kosher Slaughterhouse cows livestock farm animal welfare Netherlands

Montana Legislature Proposes Horse Slaughter Facility

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It's that if you don't have the funds, and you don't have the feed, and don't have the place to keep them, and they are old, and they are no longer going to work for what you need them for, it's a place for them to go," said Billings Livestock and Horse Sale's Jenn Parker. Great, just after we managed to get rid of the last one "It doesn't mean you have to do it.

Proposed Nebraska Legislation Angers Horse Activists

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He also introduced LB 306, otherwise known as the Livestock Animal Welfare Act. nebraska horses horse slaughterFrom the Lexington Clipper-Herald. click here for the full article. Two bills introduced in the Nebraska Legislature are drawing fire from the largest animal advocacy organization in the world. Newcomer to the Legislature Sen.

On "Knockout Animals"

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Like when they're about to be, say, slaughtered? Not to mention the reality that there is so much more involved in being bred for slaughter than pain, and none of that is addressed. If a person cares about what "livestock" experience on their way to becoming "meat," there is one easy, inexpensive action that person can take to make certain s/he is not a party to the various kinds and levels of suffering and injustice the animals experience.

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Are Farm Animals Usually Killed in a Humane Manner?

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For some people, it is inhumane to eat meat in any situation, no matter how well the animal is treated prior to and during slaughter. There is an abundance of information on the web about undercover investigations, livestock conditions, slaughter procedures, etc. Livestock don’t contribute to campaigns, but agribusiness does. Andrew from Good Honest Dollar had an excellent question.

Reasons Consistently Applied

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According to the Food and Agricultural Organization's own report entitled Livestock's Long Shadow : "The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. Livestock's contribution to environmental problems is on a massive scale." I suspect that many regular readers of Animal Ethics are already vegetarians.

From Today's New York Times

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962), which would phase out antibiotics use in livestock for growth or preventative purposes unless manufacturers could prove that such uses don’t endanger public health. Slaughter Member of Congress, 28th District, New York Washington, Sept. To the Editor: Re “ Antibiotic Runoff ” (editorial, Sept.

From Today's New York Times

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More greenhouse gas emissions are generated by current methods of meat, dairy and livestock production than by driving cars, so we need to reduce meat consumption and develop alternative food production technologies just as urgently as we need to reduce driving and develop alternative fuel technologies. More than nine billion chickens are slaughtered each year in the United States.

Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

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September 7, 2006, a bill banning the slaughter of horses for human consumption( H.R. One outspoken proponent of factory farming cited in the HPMAJ column is "Trent Loos, a rancher, journalist and vocal livestock supporter." According to the HPMAJ column, "Loos told cattle producers the livestock industry must show the public that there are moral and ethical justifications for taking the life of an animal to feed a person. ii) reasons for banning horse slaughter in the U.S.,

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From Today's New York Times

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In the past decade, for instance, we have doled out more than $3 billion in direct subsidies to large-scale livestock producers. The fact that geese mate for life, and that the mate of the poor goose that was slaughtered would step forward, was enough to make me swear off meat forever, if I hadn’t already. I imagine my own horror if my husband were to be brutally taken from me and slaughtered after our years of caring for each other and sharing our lives.

On Letting Your Emotions Rule the Day

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David Scott (D-Ga), who is the chairman of the Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Subcommittee of the House Committee on Agriculture draws a line in the sand regarding the animals we use and how we use them. We don't really get an answer for that one, but we do get to the real question, which Scott alludes to in graph #3: "So how do we bridge the gap between maximizing profit at the expense of an animal’s expression of its natural tendencies and treating livestock as we would the family cat?"