Belgium votes to ban kosher and halal slaughter in its biggest territory

Well done.

Belgium votes to ban kosher and halal slaughter in its biggest territory:

European Jewish Congress condemns decision as ‘the greatest assault on Jewish religious rights in Belgium since the Nazi occupation of the country in World War II’

Belgium’s Wallooon region has voted to ban kosher and halal meats by outlawing the slaughter of unstunned animals.

The environment committee of southern Belgium’s Walloon Parliament voted unanimously for the ban, which will take effect in September 2019 if the parliament’s plenary approves the ban later this month.

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How Undercover Animal Rights Activists Are Winning The Ag-Gag War

How Undercover Animal Rights Activists are Winning the Ag-Gag War (Liberty Blitzkrieg, May 26, 2013):

I previously covered these crazy “ag-gag” laws being passed in states with large meat production industries back in March in my piece:  States Move to Criminalize Whistleblowing on Food Fraud and Animal Cruelty.  Such laws represent a really disturbing macro trend in America where, rather than deal with inhumane, criminal and immoral practices, large corporations and government would just rather the public not know.  The Obama Administration exemplified this practice perfectly in its recently exposed war on journalism.

The good news is that if care enough and stand our ground through non-violent resistance, we can win.  We are already seeing examples of this in the battle against “ag-gag.”  

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Raccoon Dogs Skinned Alive To Make Cheap ‘Ugg Boots’

Brutal: Workers in China skin a raccoon dog, but the animal is still alive and suffering

Skinned alive to make fake Uggs: Horrific footage reveals slow, sickening deaths of raccoon dogs (Daily Mail, Oct. 5, 2011):

Thousands of unsuspecting Britons may be buying imitation Ugg boots made from the pelts of animals skinned alive.

The fur comes from raccoon dogs, a species related to domestic dogs, farmed in China.

A sickening video of the skins being collected has led activists to demand a ban on the trade and call for clearer labelling.

Genuine Ugg boots cost up to £200 and use sheepskin, which is produced in a humane way.

But campaigners have found that other companies in Australia, where the popular boots are made, are using raccoon dog fur farmed in China and labelling it ‘Australian sheepskin’.

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Video shows shocking farm cruelty to pigs

UNDERCOVER animal activists have filmed horrific scenes of cruelty to farm pigs.

The incidents include workers slamming piglets on floors and leaving them still wriggling to die, beating animals to death with metal rods and inserting rods into sows’ hindquarters.

Activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) posed as workers between June and September this year at a farm in the midwestern US state of Iowa, the Associated Press (AP)reports.

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