Animal Welfare organization demands end to kosher slaughter, or Jews must turn vegetarian or eat only fish

Is it just me, or does anybody else share the idea that people who wrap their whacky ideas in ethical robes, very often are deeply unethical, immoral and actually quite insensitive people.

This suggestion by the Norwegian Animal Welfare Alliance reveals the complete separation between their lofty ideals and the murky, deeply racist world view they continue to be chained by.

This comes on the heels of this weeks now world famous cartoon, which in one grotesque drawing revealed how dehumanization is an integral part of Norwegian “culture”. How many more cock-up’s on this scale before people in high places realize we have an urgent problem to address at home before attempting to shove our “humanism” down other people’s throats?

(another bad google translate) lifted from

Butchers kosher slaughter

Norwegian Jews should change slaughtering methods or stop eating meat, according to Animal Welfare Alliance.

Nils-Ove Støbakk

Wednesday 29 May 2013, at. 4:10 p.m. (Updated: Wednesday, 29 May 2013, at. 4:12 p.m.)


Simon Wiesenthal Center asks Norway to remove the ban on Jewish ritual slaughter. The Jewish organization called statutory prohibition antisemitic. It irritates adviser Karen Frivik in Animal Welfare Alliance.

– What I react most is that they are trying to connect this to antisemitism. The ban on kosher slaughter is exclusively created due to animal suffering, says Frivik the day.

– Gruesome mutilation
Ritual slaughter in both Islam and Judaism traditionally requires that the neck of the animal is cut across with a knife without prior stunning. While Norwegian Muslims have agreed to stun before slaughter, did not want the Jews to do the same.

– What is the main problem when one cuts the throat of the animal, is that while cutting the trachea. When flows often blood into the lungs, causing both pain and anxiety for up to a a minute and a half says Karen Frivik.

– The animals often run around after throat has been cut, with the cruel mutilation that has happened to them. Those who have seen it, think it’s absolutely horrible. And this is the reason that the European Food Safety Authority opposes kosher slaughter.

Frivik encourage Jews to follow the developments in relation to the killing of animals.

– And if not, they should simply consider to stop eating meat.

Hunting and Sami
Ervin Kohn of the Jewish community believes there is no doubt that the law which came into force in Norway in January 1930, was a law that was founded on anti-Semitic sentiments.

– It is ridiculous to questions this fact. Especially as veterinary authorities at the time supported the kosher slaughter, says Kohn.

He believes that kosher slaughter is more respectfully and humanely towards animals than industrial farming.

– In up to 20 percent of the so-called stunned animals, the stunning is not working. So this idea of stunning animals, is simply a form of self-deception.

Kohn also points out that the Norwegian tradition of hunting are exempt from the rules for anesthesia.

– Likewise, Sami slaughter method is also exempted on cultural grounds. But the Jews cannot get not exception on cultural grounds. We are 1,500 Jews in Norway, what amount of meat  do we eat?

Proposes ban on import of kosher meat
The governmental Stålsett Commission proposes to maintain the ban on ritual slaughter, while it should be legal to import kosher meat. Nevertheless, Karen Frivik does not agree that it may be better to slaughter the animals in Norway, where it might be done in a more acceptable manner than in other countries.

– No, we propose that we have to stop the import of kosher meat too. Through maintaining imports you encourage animal cruelty .

According to Ervin Kohn there are only two options for Norwegian Jews if imports of kosher meat to Norway is prohibited – to become vegetarian or leave the country.

– If that’s not anti-Semitic, then I wonder what is anti-Semitic?

7 comments for “Animal Welfare organization demands end to kosher slaughter, or Jews must turn vegetarian or eat only fish

  1. Eric R.
    May 31, 2013 at 10:52 am

    As the article says, kosher slaughter already is forbidden in Norway. (and Sweden and Switzerland, and partially in New Zealand).

    What I want to know is “Why does Israel have diplomatic relations at all with these countries if they will not allow the free practice of the Jewish religion?”

    Israel should give them (not just Norway, but all four) an ultimatum – legalize shechitah in 60 days, or diplomatic relations are broken, and we throw all your diplomats and journalists out of Israel.

  2. Martin
    June 1, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Ervin, two choices but only one answer. Leave Norway. Finish

  3. : )
    June 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm


    its not DMT, Chabad or the reform Jews that should solve a law from 1929 that is antisemitic. Its should be the human right organisations and a political question her in Norway, because its about history and how one regard humans in Norway now and in the past.

    Its a real shame most Norwegians don’t see that this is not about odd religious demanding rights in the name of the democracy, but a historical adjustment that a good nation must do.

  4. June 1, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    well put!

  5. martin
    June 2, 2013 at 3:46 am

    I agree with the Prof with your statement Norwegian. However, I doubt the law will be changed, with so many politicians fearful of their own situation if that did happen, which will be brought out into the open.
    Every country has corrupt politicians after all. No, as I wrote, there are two choices, but only one real answer. Why live somewhere when one is hated, insulted, assaulted, demonised, and all this is so patently obvious, one just questions Jewish Norwegians why they will want to stay. Allow Norway to fester in its own filth and let Norwegians decide what they want. It is so unfortunate that the hatemongering elitist establishment rules Norway with an iron fist It is left to blogs like NIJ and the MIFF organisation to offer the overwhelming rust inclusion in order to rot the hate.. It will not happen in my lifetime. and when the Jews are begged to return as has happened previously in Europe, the answer will be a huge NO.

  6. : )
    June 3, 2013 at 12:27 am


    (are you the same as Martin?) there is many that has ideas about final solutions, and corrupt people are willing to get away with the wrong people and say what ever to good trusting people to force a change to happen. My opinion is that we all that live in a regime, democracy or what ever respect this kind of people as they are and talk about the ideas and what this person really are about. This behavior might feel unwanted for this person, but what options do people have? To let one mind rule us all or live as we are and be happy about that, life is not black and white even if someone says so! When I meet people like that I look up and down on them until they look so small that they forget what they wanted to tell me about how the world function and just complain about how stupid I’m. Ok that is normal to go from love to hate in 10 sec, then its have a nice life don’t call me I call you!

  7. de Bacle
    June 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    The ignorance is almost depressing. “Dagen” also has a “facts summary” alongside this silly interview/article where they explain that with shechita animals die from lack of oxygen after the blood drains. Maybe their switch-board operator made the research for this article.

    Did you see the part above with “The animals often run around after throat has been cut” ? Are these people for real ?
    How do the “Animal Welfare” people get their job as leaders in the organization ? Could it be a democratic lottery or “first come first served” ?
    Doesn’t the journalist know anything ? (and this paper are our friends !)

    (Sounds like something from Alice in Wonderland – someone going “off with their heads” and someone running around with her head under the arm and “Oh, I have such a head ace” or something.)

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