Sunday, September 19, 2010

I eat meat

There is a rather brilliant top story outrage type splash in today's Mail on Sunday titled
Britain goes halal... but no-one tells the public: How famous institutions serve ritually slaughtered meat with no warning
Oh my God! The terrorist are now feeding us our food! Argggggghhhh! Run for the hills, run away run away! [sarcasm mode off]

Clearly the Mail on Sunday was struggling this week to find a decent story so thought it would shock us all with the terrible news that when we buy meals at some chain pubs or a dodgy burger at Wembley Stadium for £7.99 we're unwittingly eating a dead animal.

Obviously there should be warnings available to us all that state "Please be aware that the product you are eating came from an animal which was killed." OK, so I'm being sarcastic again, but seriously, if you're a meat eater and you're getting morally panicked about how an animal you're eating was killed then you should probably become a vegetarian.

If you read between the lines of the piece though, it looks like the decision to buy meat slaughtered under Islamic practices (not much different to Jewish practice incidentally) comes down to a supply cost thing anyway rather than evidence of the secret Islamification of British businesses.

After all, Ascot racecourse is named as one of the venue serving up meat that just happens to be Halal. Hardly a venue that I imagine lots of Muslims pop along too given the religious rules on gambling. Rather obviously the supply of this meat comes in at a cheapest cost then meat where the animal is stunned before its killed.

Perhaps the Mail on Sunday should re-write it's headline to something more like,

Evil Muslim slaughtering bastards are undercutting our pure British slaughtering angels - outrage!
Oops, there goes the sarcasm again, but I just can't help it because at the end of the day it's a dead animal. You're still killing it, and frankly the notion of "humane killing" is as oxymoronic as the notion that being killed by your own military should be called "friendly fire".

Move along please, nothing to see here.

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