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If we exempt ritual slaughter from animal welfare laws we open the door to far worse crimes

If we exempt ritual slaughter from animal welfare laws we open the door to far worse crimes

Posted: Mon, 05 Jan 2015 by Matthew Syed

Matthew Syed argues that the right to religious freedom is not an absolute right to do what you like, and that religious exemptions for ritual slaughter are a slippery slope into far worse crimes.

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‘Halal hysteria’: Religious exemption from animal welfare law is the real issue

‘Halal hysteria’: Religious exemption from animal welfare law is the real issue

Posted: Thu, 08 May 2014 by Stephen Evans

Food retailers should be upfront about what they're serving up, but the main issue is one of animal welfare, and the religious exemption that allows animals to be slaughtered without being stunned, argues Stephen Evans.

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No, Mr Clegg, there is no "liberal dilemma" when animal rights and religious beliefs conflict

No, Mr Clegg, there is no "liberal dilemma" when animal rights and religious beliefs conflict

Posted: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 by John Stephenson

Nick Clegg's reasoning behind his opposition to a ban on Kosher and Halal slaughter is inherently contradictory when set aside his views on LGBT rights, argues John Stephenson, who says when animal rights and religious beliefs conflict, it is religion that needs to be shown the door.

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Time to challenge the religious slaughter of animals

Time to challenge the religious slaughter of animals

Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2012 by Stephen Evans

Freedom of thought, conscience and religion is an important right, but a qualified right, which means that an interference with the right can be justified in certain circumstances. Stephen Evans argues that ensuring the welfare of animals provides such a justification.

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MPs and Peers don’t eat halal – but what about the rest of us?

MPs and Peers don’t eat halal – but what about the rest of us?

Posted: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 by Stephen Evans

The Daily Mail this week made much of the story that neither the House of Lords nor the House of Commons serve halal meat in their restaurants. The rest of us can be less sure.

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