The current campaign against halal and shechita slaughter of animals is a transparent excuse to get away with showing the sort of prejudice against Muslims and Jews no longer acceptable in a multi-racial, multi-faith society.
If anybody really cared about animal suffering they’d be vegans – not debating about whether pre-stunning is necessary.
As an atheist carnivore, I can merely attest to the infinitely superior flavour of animals killed by these methods. Unfortunately, I have been unable to procure a supply of pork so killed. But if any readers know of a religion or culture which mandates killing in this way and eats pig meat, I would be glad to hear from them.
JOHN EOIN DOUGLAS