December 11, 2014
A Polish high court has recently decided that Jews have the right to torture animals according to their kosher ritual slaughter. After all, sixty billion of them were Holocausted in gas chambers, so who are we to deny their freedoms?
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis, said in a statement that the ruling meant that kosher slaughter “can continue in Poland as it has done for generations.” He thanked Poland’s chief rabbi, Michael Schudrich, for his efforts to reverse the ban.
Rabbi Menachem Margolin, director of the European Jewish Association, said the ruling was a “relief” because it “prevents a dangerous precedent that would have affected all European Jewry.”
Ritual slaughter was banned in Poland starting January 1, 2013, after the country’s constitutional court scrapped a government regulation that exempted Jews and Muslims from a law requiring the stunning of animals prior to slaughter. Jewish ritual slaughter, or shekhita, as well as Muslim ritual slaughter, or halal, requires that animals be conscious before their necks are cut.
Of course we Fascists are common sense-oriented, and it certainly is common sense to ban all forms of animal torture, including forms masked under “religious tradition.”
Fortunately the kosher slaughter remains banned in some European countries, but this ruling could pave the way for those countries to reverse their bans.
And what is possibly worse than denying Jews their right to torture animals? Another Holocaust?