In relation the reading on Eating Animals I found an article condemning certain practices of slaughtering animals in Europe. There has been some uproar against the unacceptable rise in the number of farm animals slaughtered by having their throats cut while fully conscious. Currently this practice is allowed under UK and EU law to satisfy the dietary requirements of Jews and Muslims. However, there is substantial evidence that far more animals are being killed this way than necessary for religious reasons alone. Groups of activists are demanding that the animals be put under before they’re killed, and have proved tat throat-cutting resulted in very significant pain and distress. Just another reason not to eat animals.
The article can be found from The Guardian website at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/05/vet-condemns-slaughter-farm-animals