Well left-wing activists such as myself believe we must respect all cultures and traditions; except, of course, the ones belonging to White People.<quoted text>
Well, since my previous efforts to make a point satirically have gone over your head, here are some legit questions for you, Robin:
-- What is BARC's stance on halal & kosher methods of butchering*?
*For those who don't know, halal & kosher butchery are carried out with a single cut to the throat, rather than the more widespread method of stunning with a bolt into the head before slaughter.
The UK's Farm Animal Welfare Council said in 2003 (source: BBC News) that the practice should be banned as it causes severe animal suffering.
Some follow-up questions. Would love to hear BARC's position.
What are the statistics globally of number of animals subjected to halal/kosher butchering methods vs. the number of ducks raised for foie gras?
Which practice does BARC find more cruel, and why?
What are BARC's plans for protesting Baltimore restaurants & delis who serve halal or kosher meat?
Why does BARC feel foie gras is a less legitimate culinary/cultural tradition than halal/kosher meat?
If foie gras was part of fundamentalist Islam or Jewish ritual, would BARC protest it with the same vigor as the current actions vs. Salt & other restaurants?
If not, why?
You're Kosher/Halal question though brings up a quandry though: Jews are Caucasian and therefore evil - but most Muslims are People-of-Color and therefore peace-loving and virtuous. Can I approve of Halal butchery but not Kosher butchery?