Halal slaughter seems to have hit the news. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31108761
In any non-halal slaughterhouse these images would almost certainly result in criminal prosecutions under animal welfare legislation. For our Muslim brethren it does not simply because the Koran says that Muslims must eat Halal meat and is therefore excluded from the legislation (as is Kosher slaughter, but as there are almost 10 times as many Muslims as Jews in the UK its Halal that is the big one). Why on earth does a tradition that predates modern technology constitute a get out of jail free card in a secular Christian country? Does multi-culturalism mean that we take the lowest common denominator of all the religions we choose to recognise, and apply that? If it does how come we have CERN (which pretty much proves the Big Bang, so no Garden of Eden), aeroplanes and a heliocentric model of our part of the universe?