Slaughter ban criticism continues

Jewish leaders claim the law is hypocritical and anti-Semitic

The law banning the slaughter of animals that haven’t been stunned continues to attract international criticism.

The Jerusalem Post reported recently that a number of religious groups have accused Denmark of hypocrisy and anti-Semitism.

‘Woeful record on animal welfare’
The motives of the ban are called into question in light of Denmark’s animal rights record in other contexts, particularly the killing of zoo animals, the wounding of pigs for military training and the fact that bestiality is legal in the country.

The Conference of European Rabbis issued a statement calling the ban “a fig leaf intended to cover the country’s woeful record on animal welfare,” the newspaper reported. 

Rabbi Menachem Margolin, president of the Rabbinical Center of Europe told the newspaper “the dichotomy between allowing sex with animals who cannot give consent and disallowing ancient religious traditions calls into question the sincerity of those who say that the ban is not anti-Semitic.”