As the Greek philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis famously said, "Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality." It is with that approach that the British Veterinary Association (BVA) looked at the recent European Commission study into food labelling.
Shechita UK has welcomed an European Commission report on attitudes to animal slaughter.
The study, called Information to Consumers on the Stunning of Animals, found that stunning animals before slaughter was “not an important issue” for most consumers, unless it was brought to their attention.
It was like Chicago gang warfare during the prohibition, said the JC beneath the front-page headline "Knives out as kosher meat war hots up". When rival shochetim squared up to each other in the abattoir in 1986, it showed just how fractious disputes in the shechita trade can get.