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Jewish groups excoriate Denmark over legalized bestiality

By SAM SOKOL –

Several Jewish groups issued statements this week slamming Denmark for last month’s ban on Jewish ritual slaughter on the grounds of animal rights despite continuing to sanction bestiality. Denmark is one of several European countries in which sexual intercourse with animals is permitted by law. The country’s legalized zoophilia has even attracted sex tourists from Norway, the Afterposten newspaper reported in 2011.

Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jørgensen banned all slaughter without pre-stunning last month. Importation of kosher and hallal meat is, however, still legal.
Jørgensen was quoted by local media as hanging his decision on the argument that “animal rights come before religion,” a statement he later disavowed during a meeting with Jewish and Muslim communal leaders.
Denmark’s legalized bestiality, however, puts the argument that the ban was engineered to protect animals into doubt, several leading European Rabbis argue. Jewish organizations have called Denmark’s animal rights record in doubt before, with the Conference of European Rabbis recently issuing a statement calling the ban “a fig leaf intended to cover the country’s woeful record on animal welfare.”
In the statement CER President Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt referred to the recent outrage surrounding the killing of a healthy giraffe and four lions at a Copenhagen zoo, asserting that “as the media continues to report stories about perfectly healthy animals being slaughtered for no good reason, it becomes ever more apparent that this is less about animal welfare and much more about the politics of immigration and integration.”
According to Ben Williamson of PETA UK, an animal rights organization in England, “Denmark is one of the few remaining NATO countries that still mutilates and kills live animals during medical training exercises.” …read more
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