…just like you don’t get to impose necessary restrictions on halal slaughter and let shechita slaughter slip by unnoticed:
…Mr Agnew said the policy was not meant to target shechita.
“This isn’t aimed at you – it’s aimed elsewhere – it’s aimed at others.
“You’ve been caught in the crossfire; collateral damage. You know what I mean.”
Yes, we know exactly what you mean, and you couldn’t be more wrong.
Perhaps UKIP need to reconsider you as their choice for Agriculture spokesperson, since you clearly aren’t up to the job?
Mr Agnew said he believed that the policy was put forward to win votes ahead of the general election.
He said: “There are more votes to be gained, and I expect that’s what they were looking for.
“We’ll have lost the Jewish vote for sure, they won’t support us now for sure – we won’t get any now.
“But we might gain votes elsewhere – and that’s what they’re after, general election votes.”
He added: “It’s an emotional issue.”
No, it’s an animal welfare issue. Both non-stun practices are abhorrent in this day and age, and both should be banned.
If that ‘loses votes’, then they weren’t votes worth winning in the first place.