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The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
In 2003, the Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC), a British organization that advises government on how to avoid torture of livestock, recommended that Halal should be banned because the way Halal meat is produced causes severe suffering to animals.
Peter Jinman, president of the British Veterinary Association, said vets respected people’s religious beliefs, but urged Muslims to be respectful of animals too
“We are looking at what is acceptable in the moral and ethical society we live in,” he told BBC.
Marriage Equality Update:
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is leading the charge for civil unions (e.g. marriage) if not for civil rights. Enlightenment has struck the east coast!
Rehoboth Beach city council is set to pass an ordinance to allow same-sex couples to marry, even immediate family members! Mayor Samuel Cooper said he won’t veto the new law.
SB-U812 is to go into effect October 1, 2014. Unlikely intervention from federal or state officials mean another beach front in the ongoing culture war. The victory of reason over religion, of sanity over superstition inches ever closer.
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