Forget the Moo-hamed cartoons! Forget the Giraf!
Denmark$ newly appointed Minister of Food, Dan Jørgensen, has banned all slaughtering without anæsthetic.
But do not forget the fact that Danish Agricultural Industry produces 15 million mink pelts per year, and the Danish Agricultural Industry produces 28 million pigs annually. While Dan ignores those facts, and the concommitant suffering of millions of animals in overcrowded stalls, and overstuffed transports - that result in the death of 10's of thousands of animals, he chooses, by ministerial decree, to ban ritual slaughtering (shechita) which in fact is used for perhaps hundreds of animals in Denmark. (Ironic, how the use of a deadly boltgun to the skull somehow is considered anæsthetic...)
Why does Dan concern himself with Ritual Slaughtering, instead of dealing with the real issues of animal welfare he promoted while living it up and gladhanding the system at the European Parliament? Because real improvement of animal welfare would cost too much money and alienate too many powerful political factions at home. This way Dan can satisfy his animal rights activists and look like he is doing something for animal welfare...all the while he is really as ineffective as the rest of his colleagues...
This one's for you Dan:
And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; 3And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."