Archive for the 'slaughter' Category

End ‘cruel’ religious slaughter, say scientists – The Independent

“Religious slaughter techniques practised by Jews and Muslims are cruel and should be ended, says a scientific assessment from the Government’s animal welfare advisers.”

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The Independent, 22nd June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Times Law Reports

Regina (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Queen’s Bench Division

“The control of dangerous contagious poultry disease by mass slaughter using ventilation shutdown was compatible and proportionate with European Union law.”

The Times, 16th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

P lease note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Hindu temple sues RSPCA – The Guardian

“Monks from the largest Hindu temple in Europe, angered by the RSPCA’s slaughter of its sacred cow, will serve the charity with legal papers today.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Businesses have little hope of compensation – The Times

“Farmers who own any of the 214 cows slaughtered so far in the latest foot-and-mouth outbreak will be able to claim compensation but other businesses that have been indirectly damaged are in a much harder legal position.”

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The Times, 8th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Tears as Shambo is led to slaughter – Daily Telegraph

“Police officers armed with bolt cutters had to be called in last night to help government officials seize Shambo, the sacred Hindu bullock wanted for slaughter.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

R (Swami Suryananda, representing the Community of the Many Names of God) v. Welsh Ministers – WLR Daily

R (Swami Suryananda, representing the Community of the Many Names of God) v. Welsh Ministers 

“The decision to slaughter a Hindu community’s temple bullock as part of a general government policy after testing positive for bovine tuberculosis was lawful and justified and was not a breach of article 9 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Though the decision interfered with the community’s right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion the interference was necessary and proportionate given the importance of eliminating bovine tuberculosis and the fact that the slaughter policy implemented Council Directive 77/391/EEC.”

WLR Daily, 23rd July 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Welsh assembly confirms death sentence on Hindu bullock – The Guardian

“It is cats that are supposed to have nine lives, but Shambo enjoyed more than the average bullock. The six-year-old Friesian was supposed to be slaughtered in May after he was exposed to bovine TB, only to be spared when his Hindu keepers argued he was sacred.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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