Thursday, January 23, 2014

Jap Whalemeat Now Halal - Really???!!!

Japan's whaling mothership has been awarded an halal certificate, to prove it slaughters whales in accordance with Muslim law!
According to ship owner Kyodo Senpaku, Nisshin Maru was certified just before it headed off for this season's hunt: "If whale meat can be consumed as a good protein source for Muslims in Japan, it's a good thing."
Not exactly halal, is it!
The move is another chance to shift some of the huge Japanese whalemeat stockpile, by increasing the meat choices of Japan's Islamic community (around 100,000 - less than 0.08% of the population). Muslims CAN eat whale, but it must be killed in the halal method. Now, here's where it gets interesting...
Halal foods are those that Muslims are allowed under Islamic law. This also specifies how food must be prepared. The food must come from a supplier using halal practices. The slaughter must be performed by a Muslim, who must precede it by calling Allah's name, and then three times "Allahu akbar" ("God is the greatest"). Then, the animal must be slaughtered with a sharp knife by cutting the throat, windpipe and the blood vessels in the
Halal harpoon? Yea. Right.
neck (while the animal is conscious), causing the animal's death without cutting the spinal cord. Lastly, the blood must be drained.
Muslims must also ensure that all non-food items near the food are halal (as they often contain ingredients not permissible for Muslims to eat or use on their bodies). So, spot the problems...
+ Every NM slaughterman must be Muslim - what's the liklihood?
+ The whale must NOT be killed by an explosive-tipped harpoon.
+ Therefore the whale must be killed on-deck by said Muslim with knife (after ritual exclamations) - not dragged already dead onto the blood-soaked butchery deck of NM.
So this halal certification is just a cynical exploitation of religion for commercial gain.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a total load of shit! Do they think a little piece of paper is gunna make their whaling RELIGIOUSLY LEGAL AND RIGHTEOUS??!!