New Zealand state anti-Semitism?

This video about anti-Semitism is called Blood Libel‘s History.

From Haaretz daily in Israel:

12:22 30.05.10

New Zealand outlaws kosher slaughter

Animal Welfare Commercial Slaughter Code states that animals must be stunned before slaughter, making the ritual Jewish shechita illegal.

By Haaretz Service

New Zealand has become the fourth country to outlaw Jewish ritual slaughtering, authorities said Sunday, after Iceland, Norway, and Sweden took similar measures in the past.

Under the newly instated Animal Welfare Commercial Slaughter Code, announced by Agriculture Minister David Carter, commercially killed animals would have to be stunned before slaughter, making kosher slaughter, or shechita, illegal, according to the Jewish Australian News service.

According to the report, while the new regulations are to take immediate effect, kosher beef will be able to be imported into New Zealand.

Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence, the former leader of the Auckland Hebrew Congregation, told the Jewish Australian News that “there is a strong body of veterinary and animal welfare research which continues to confirm shechita as a humane method of slaughter of the highest standard.”

Minister Cater reached the contentious decision, despite the fact that the report compiled by The National Animal Welfare Advisory Council, on which Carter based his decision, stated that “that the rights of the New Zealand Jewish community to practice its religious beliefs accorded by the Bill of Rights Act must be balanced against animal welfare considerations.”

The Australian news agency added that the report also said that other alternatives short of an outright ban on shechita could be made available to the government.

Jewish Swiss author Charles Lewinsky has noted that in the 1930s Swiss government anti-ritual slaughter policies were supposedly pro-animal welfare, but in fact anti-Semitic. The first anti-Semitic measure after Hitler’s nazis had invaded the Netherlands in 1940 was banning shechita slaughter.

Like anti-Semites use shechita as a pretext, Muslim bashers use Islamic halal slaughter (similar to kosher slaughter in many ways) as a pretext.

Singling out religious minorities like Jews or Muslims for supposedly being worse anti-animal than others does not help animals, but helps racists.

In New Zealand, like elsewhere in the world, millions of animals suffer in the commercial animal processing and animal transport industries. The bosses in these industries are usually neither Muslim nor Jewish. However, the Rightist New Zealand government is doing nothing against them. In the eyes of a “true believer” in the economic quack medicine of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the animal processing industry is “free enterprise” and should be left alone, like according to them, BP oil should be free to pollute the Gulf of Mexico. The Rightist New Zealand government is not stopping whaling. It is doing nothing for a New Zealand anti whaling captain who may get 15 years in a Japanese jail for opposing pseudo-scientific whale killing.

The believers in “free enterprise” defend their dogmas with more fanaticism than all ultra-Orthodox Jews, Muslims, etc. of the world together.

Our future best and brightest or New Zealand’s version of Hitler Youth? Here.

Denmark bans kosher and halal slaughter as minister says ‘animal rights come before religion’. New law, denounced as ‘anti-Semitism’ by Jewish leaders, comes after the country controversially slaughtered a giraffe in public and fed him to lions: here.

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