National Party old boy vested interests trump Animal Welfare only to be overturned by the Jewish community.
MP Carter makes quick u-turn
A farming company part-owned by a Cabinet minister was able to give him a briefing about how the Government could protect its lucrative trade with Muslim countries by banning Jewish slaughtering.
The Minister for vast personal Wealth through Agriculture, David Carter, made a decision recently to outlaw the Jewish tradition of kosher chicken killing which sees the chickens throats slashed and left to drain. The new requirement would have meant the chicken was stunned first and then had its throat slashed to drain out the blood, but the Minister for vast personal wealth through Agriculture, David Carter made the decision, not on the welfare of the animal grounds, but because his private business operations might be damaged in the Muslim world because in NZ they have to have their animals stunned first before they slaughter them, a restriction not given to the Jewish kosher chicken killings.
The Jewish community researched Carter and noticed his business connections and exposed them this week just before legal action to allow kosher killings, why Carter couldn't have just cited the actual welfare of the chickens as the reason to ban kosher killings and not his private business dealings is eye rolling and justifies the u-turn.
If Muslims are forced to stun their animals before they kill them, why can't the same restrictions apply to the Jewish community? Why is the welfare of the animal suddenly meaningless and David Carter's private business dealings a factor in legislation?
Is it too much to ask the Minister for vast personal wealth through Agriculture to make decisions based on the actual welfare of animals rather than his sprawling agricultural empire?