Four Corners last night showed repulsiveÂ video of how Australian cattle are slaughtered in Indonesian abbatoirs. I cannot believe Australians could watch this barbarity and think this trade should continue, at least to abbatoirs of the kind shown.Â Shame on the people involved who knew this was going on and were blinded by the dollars.
Yes, have an inquiry – but first stop the exports:
Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig has already ordered an inquiry, saying it is clear industry reforms to animal welfare standards had not gone far enough or been fast enough and much more needed to be done.
The inquiry must be not into whether the trade should be stopped, but on whether it should be resumed.
I am completely with Wilkie and Xenophon:
AUSTRALIA must ban live animal exports to Indonesia immediately and all live animal exports within three years, federal independent MP Andrew Wilkie and Senator Nick Xenophon say.
Muslims do not require halal food at all as they are free to eat anything that isn’t deemed haram yet increasingly ALL our food is ‘halal.’Â Â The Australian population is being ripped off with the compliance of slaughter houses and manufacturers for they now carryout processes which are inspected by a Muslim and a Muslim group issues a halal certification certificate if it complies with sharia — and YOU pay for this although YOU, the ordinary Australian doesÂ NOT require your food production to comply with sharia and YOU do NOT require halal certification.Â Â You may want to avoid this rort by avoiding halal food BUT manyÂ immoral food manufacturers, while complying with and paying for the Islamic certification system, lack theÂ moral responsibility to inform the public and don’t label their food as halal.
Australia is a SECULAR nation and we should not under any circumstances be complying with the insane religious food laws of Islam or allowing sharia to be enforced over us by stealth.Â How have food producers been coopted as agents of Islamization and pathways to transfer an Islamic religious food tax from unwilling consumers to Islamic groups? (Islamic religious tax Part 1)
Readers of AIM will recall that there has been an inquiry into multiculturalism in Australia. 379 submissions were made and needless to say I have not read all of them. They have been made available online. Of course the Islamic Council of Victoria has no concerns about Muslims coming here but when I started to read some of the other submissions, I was struck by the number who expressed concerns about the ability of people from an Islamic culture to adapt here. Of course there are predictable exhortations about the need for tolerance and respect. No reasonable person denies that. The difficulty is in understanding the issue in question. The question is – are there some cultures whose worldview demands a deeper assessment from us as to its ability to adapt to a democracy? It is clear that the submission which stated the following has a deficient understanding of the parameters of the debate. Â (More:Â Submissions Express Deep Concerns)
When the soldiers of Allah march in, freedom goes out the door:
It always starts with the Jews: