LETTER - ‘Views on ritual slaughter must be properly represented’

Reader Letters from the Diss Express, dissexpress.co.uk, @diss_express on Twitter
Reader Letters from the Diss Express, dissexpress.co.uk, @diss_express on Twitter

Diss Express readers may recall our MPs were invited to enlighten us with their views of ritual slaughter and its labelling (Letters, July 24).

Somewhat naively I expected a response. As I understand it, the law protects a person’s right to believe in ritual slaughter, if that’s what their religion requires, but the common law should not allow those beliefs to be put into practice, unless it can be proven it is for the common good or at least does no harm. Can this be said of ritual slaughter, carried out on a industrial scale?

Surely it’s time to take this out of the hands of MPs who are failing to represent us and place this matter before a judicial review.

S M Mills

Oak Crescent

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