FrontPage Magazine has published an error-filled article on Shechita-gate, written by attorney Michael Rosen.
A few examples follow:
Mr. Rosen writes:
[The kosher supervising agencies] also vowed to stamp out the unauthorized practice of tracheal and esophagal tearing, a method that is not required for proper kosher slaughtering but which may, in spite of appearances, ease the animal’s pain by quickening the bleeding and rapidly reducing bloodflow to the brain.
Now, the facts:
- The practice of "tracheal and esophagal tearing" was authorized by the KAJ and was known to all agencies' representatives working at Agriprocessors.
- No supervising agency claims that the throat-ripping was done to render the animal insensate faster or to benefit the animal in any way.
- Throat-ripping was done (at least in part) to reduce blood-splashing – blood clots and bruises that make the meat less valuable.
- In other words, throat-ripping was done for economic reasons.
- It is important to note that Dr. Temple Grandin, perhaps the world's foremost expert on beef slaughter, clearly states that the cattle were fully sensate when their throats were ripped out.
- Put plainly, the animals suffered unnecessarily because of it.
- None of the previous 6 items on this list was difficult to ascertain.
You can read the entire FrontPage Magazine article here.