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BB: Eating animals

monday 13th march 2013, 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
animals (presented by ernie rea) (in the beyond belief series)

The place of animals in the religions of East and West.”

wth guests …
shimon cohen, director of shechita uk, an organisation which defends the jewish method of slaughtering animals for food

“There is no ritual whatever in shechita”

barbara gardner, a trustee of the rspca and author of the compassionate animal
shaunaka rishi das, a vaisnav priest from the oxford centre of hindu studies
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FT: Shechita labelling

last friday morning (13th april), 5.45-5.50am, and yesterday morning (saturday 14th), 6.52-6.55am, on bbc radio 4
farming today (presented by caz graham and sybil ruscoe) leads with …

“As part of our investigation into food labelling this week we examine the case for and against labelling whether meat has been stunned or not before slaughter.”

including contributions from …
john fishwick, president of the british veterinary association
shimon cohen, of shechita uk
(Cohen, 0:03:45) “What they want to do is try to mislead the consumer into believing that animals that are stunned somehow undergo a gentle medicinal woozy-type stunning that sends them gently off to sleep so that they can then be dispatched in a painless manner. Now, that is so far from the truth as to be laughable.”
liz bowles of the soil association and labelling matters
david swales of the agriculture and horticulture development board
(see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31411219)
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Shechita: Countryfile

last sunday morning (16th march), 8.30-9.30am, on bbc 2 (repeated from bbc 1 on 9th march, 7.00-8.00pm)
countryfile includes tom heap investigating kosher and halal slaughter, including a visit to a halal slaughterhouse that uses electric pre-stunning, interviews with john blackwell of the BVA starting with what appears to be a complete lie, that there is no scientific evidence that shechita is painless (where do the BVA get these people from? ) … (more…)

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