The Debate Surrounding Religious Rules for Slaughtering Animals

“There are some religious-freedom arguments where even the time-honoured principle of “live and let live” fails to provide democracies with any easy answers,” The Economist writes.

I think freedom of religion triumphs any concern for animal welfare, but I’m also not convinced that animals suffer more from shechita than other methods of slaughter. But I do kind of like Isaac Bashevis Singer, who, according to the article, once said, “As long as human beings go on shedding the blood of animals, there will never be any peace. There is only one little step from killing animals to creating gas chambers.”