What will we tolerate next?

If we must tolerate things we see as animal abuse simply because “a tolerant society must respect the religious beliefs of different faiths”, then we must ask ourselves what else we must tolerate next. African muti killings? Or why must we restrict tolerance to matters of religion – why not honor killings or female circumcision?

The views for and against all these things – ritual animal slaughter, muti killings, honour killings, female genital mutilation – are all cultural value judgements. If the British value judgement is against all of these things, then our culture needs not tolerate them being practiced by immigrants, and those British elites making excuses for kosher and halal ritualised slaughter are as out of touch with us as the immigrants themselves.

Slaughtering Animals Without Prior Stunning Should Be Curbed, If Not Banned, Professor Urges

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I'm a young freelance writer from the UK, with an interest in anthropology, the outdoors and rightist politics.

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