Gervais is just another celebrity twât who thinks because he entertains people his opinion actually matters in the grand scheme of life. I am not in favour of slaughtering animals in unsanitary conditions, but it would put a rather nice smile on my face if some religious types slaughtered some goats in the garden next to his at an ungodly hour.Found on the Inter-Web . . . .
Gervais SLAMS religious slaughter “I couldn’t give a F*CK what your ‘God’ says”
Ricky Gervais has slammed the religious slaughtering of animals in civilised countries. Mr Gervais posted to his over 4million facebook followers saying: “There is no excuse for animal cruelty. I didn’t care if it’s your ‘culture’. I don’t care if it’s ‘tradition’. And I couldn’t give a **** what your ‘god’ says either.”
Though not fully apparent Mr Gervais comments seemed to take aim at the religious slaughtering on British streets.
The Muslim community has recently celebrated the festival of Eid and at the end, it is customary to slaughter an animal in the traditional style that is to slit its throat and leave it to bleed to death.
Photos have been doing rounds on social media of the horrific slaughtering taking place, one photo shows animals lying dead outside a British Council flat.
.“Our concern does not relate to the expression of religious belief but the welfare of animals.
“Until there is a change in the law to end non-stun slaughter, there are several measures the UK Government could introduce to reduce the suffering involved in this practice.
“For example, by ensuring trade deals with other countries do not include non-stun meat or live animals for non-stun slaughter, clear labelling should be adopted to enable consumers to make an informed choice about the meat they buy and how it was slaughtered.”
Dr Marc Cooper of the RSPCA said: “The RSPCA is against any slaughter of farm animals without stunning as the scientific evidence, and the view from the UK Government’s own advisors, concludes this practice can cause unnecessary suffering.”
And BVA president Simon Doherty added there is “huge” public support for a change in the law.
It comes after the Flanders region of Belgium followed the lead of other European countries including Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland and Denmark by introducing a ban on slaughter without pre-stunning earlier this year.
Mr Doherty said: “The UK Government has repeatedly stated it would prefer to see all animals stunned before slaughter but has taken no action to address this critical welfare issue that affects millions of animals every year.
“There is a huge groundswell of support for a ban on non-stun slaughter, and recent developments in Belgium show that decisive change is possible where public support is matched by political will.”
New figures released by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) revealed that more than 94 million animals were slaughtered without stunning in 2018.
A Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs spokesman said: “We would prefer that all animals are stunned before slaughter, but we accept the rights of people who are Jewish or Muslim to eat meat prepared in accordance with their religious beliefs.
“We do, however, expect industry to provide consumers with the information they need to make informed choices.
“This is an issue the Government is considering closely in the context of the UK’s exit from the EU.
“We will continue work with stakeholders on issues such as labelling, slaughter practices and transparency of demand for non-stunned meat.”