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NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT overturns ban on hideously cruel ritual slaughter

In a decision that will appall animal advocates all over the world, the self-professed 'clean and green' New Zealand Government has overturned its decision to ban cruel Kosher slaughter, proving that it is anything but 'clean and green'. This cowardly decision sends a clear message to the world that New Zealand is a country that cares very little about how its animals are treated.Clearly the New Zealand Government believed Kosher slaughter to be sufficiently cruel to impose the ban; what scientific, peer-reviewed evidence has been provided indicating that it is suddenly not cruel to cut the throat of a fully conscious, terrified animal?

The Jewish Community in New Zealand can now continue to kill terrified, conscious animals in the Kosher tradition, even though a new Animal Welfare Code effectively banned the barbaric practice in May this year. Kosher slaughter requires animals to have their throats cut without stunning, so animals are fully conscious during the slaughter process and feel every bit of the pain and terror of having their necks hacked at, through nerve and muscle tissue as they die choking on their own blood.

The commercial slaughter code introduced in May of this year, requires all animals to be stunned before they're killed in New Zealand, but now the New Zealand Government has reversed its decision under pressure from the Jewish community which prefers to slaughter animals in this hideous, unspeakable manner despite the new Animal Welfare Code New Zealand developed which bans the cruel Religious slaughter.

The New Zealand Minister of Agriculture, David Carter who banned the barbaric practice said, "But frankly I don't think any animal should suffer in the slaughter process," Now Carter has gone back on his word.

All commercially killed animals must be stunned before slaughter to "ensure that the animals are treated humanely", but now Minister Carter has done a back flip and clearly believes this hideously cruel slaughter practice is no longer cruel at all.

Other countries that have banned Kosher include Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

 Here is a UTube video of Kosher slaughter- watch at your own discretion;

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