Tags: Religious Slaughter
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.