Religious Tolerance

20 Apr

So, your “religion” entitles you to do something that is accepted as being cruel. Not exactly new knowledge of course, but a pity that it has to be enshrined in British law:

Slaughter without stunning is legal under religious freedom laws in most EU countries despite animal welfare rules that generally ban it as leading to “unacceptable levels of suffering and pain”.

How much “religious tolerance” is acceptable? We tolerate circumcision of boys, so why not girls? I note that Harriet Harman is quiet on this point.

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Posted by on April 20, 2011 in Religion


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