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Singapore: Hey, it’s a festival! Let’s kill some sheep!

October 15, 2012
God actually prefers it this way, but the US banned live coyote exports in 1973

God actually prefers it this way, but the US banned live coyote exports in 1973

MORE than 2000 Australian sheep will be ritually slaughtered in Singaporean mosques in the coming weeks, enraging animal-rights activists who say the ritual killing inevitably leads to animal cruelty.

The animals are being shipped to Singapore for the annual Korban, this year on October 26, when sheep are ritually killed with a portion given to the poor.

Eighteen “temporary facilities” have been approved at mosques by the Australian government following the introduction of strict animal-welfare rules, known as ESCAS, for all live exports. The rules, which require the exporter to guarantee animal welfare standards from farm to slaughter, were established after Australian cattle were slaughtered inhumanely in Indonesia last year.

Animals Australia lead campaigner Lyn White said she was shocked to learn slaughter in mosques had been granted.

“If cutting the throat of a fully conscious, terrified sheep in a mosque meets ESCAS standards, then clearly these standards in no way provide a level of care that the Australian community would deem to be acceptable,” Ms White told The Age.

SMH

What kind of God gets off on watching people kill sheep, anyway?

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