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Jerusalem - Kosher Israeli Meat Producer Takes Unexpected Stance Against Class Action Suit Charges

Published on: May 20, 2013 05:07 PM
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Jerusalem - In an unexpected turn today against charges that it deceived the public in its treatment of animals during slaughter, Israeli food giant Tnuva Food Industries admitted to causing great “suffering” to animals, calling it an unavoidable part of a process that is, by nature, brutal.

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HAARETZ (http://bit.ly/1638g8b) is reporting that Tnuva Foods was in court responding to the two requests to file class action suits against the company on the heels of an investigative report aired on Israeli television that showed “disturbing” images from their slaughterhouse.

Debate by the court was slated to begin Monday on whether or not to allow the cases to go forward.

The bulk of the television report was created by an animal rights activist/journalist who went undercover to work at the slaughterhouse for two months.

Both applications state that Tnuva Foods profited by “deceiving” consumers who would not have bought their products had they known animals were being subjected to “suffering.”


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 May 20, 2013 at 05:25 PM Aryeh Says:

You mean they have to kill animals to get their meat?! Oh the horror!

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 May 20, 2013 at 06:45 PM Anonymous Says:

צער בעלי חיים דאורייתא.

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 May 20, 2013 at 07:02 PM Guinness Book Says:

Wow, someone who does something wrong and just admits it. Wonderful! Deserves a mention in the Guiness Book of World Records. Shkoyach!

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 May 20, 2013 at 07:48 PM Mark Levin Says:

They are FOOLISH for admitting ANYTHING. The leftist animal "rights" wackos don't understand and don't want to understand that shchita is by nature gory. By 'admitting' anything to these kooks only furthered their advance on the Torah and halocha.

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 May 20, 2013 at 07:57 PM Anonymous Says:

The brutality they acknowledge would never happen in schlachthois that subscribes to the hechsher tzedek animal cruelty guidelines. The torah mandates humane treatment of all of the Ebeshter's creations. A good chassideshe shochet will assure the animal is dispatched humanely but he cannot control what happens before the animal reaches him. He has to rely on the integrity of the owners/operators of the schlachthois.

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 May 20, 2013 at 09:17 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Mark Levin Says:

They are FOOLISH for admitting ANYTHING. The leftist animal "rights" wackos don't understand and don't want to understand that shchita is by nature gory. By 'admitting' anything to these kooks only furthered their advance on the Torah and halocha.

right...they should lie just like your namesake. never take responsibility for your mistakes...blame it on a vast left-wing conspiracy like your Republican chevrah do when they are caught in deceit and theft or violating the moral norms they preach for others.

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 May 20, 2013 at 10:50 PM Liberalism is a disease!! Says:

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Anonymous Says:

right...they should lie just like your namesake. never take responsibility for your mistakes...blame it on a vast left-wing conspiracy like your Republican chevrah do when they are caught in deceit and theft or violating the moral norms they preach for others.

So I presume as a proud card carrying uber leftist, your side are mamesh tzadikim.

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 May 21, 2013 at 01:45 AM Mark Levin Says:

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Anonymous Says:

right...they should lie just like your namesake. never take responsibility for your mistakes...blame it on a vast left-wing conspiracy like your Republican chevrah do when they are caught in deceit and theft or violating the moral norms they preach for others.

Instead of spewing stupidity like a liberal why not give us examples supporting your rant. I bet you cant come up with anything legitimate.

The fact is that slaughterhouses are a bloody gory mess. Have YOU ever been to one? I HAVE!! MANY TIMES!! Despite what the animal rights wackos want, there is NO SUCH thing as a Taj Mahal for animals on the way to becoming people food.

What these mishiguim claim - and I have to say it really really sounds like you are in that group - is that there was "suffering." Well, what they are calling "suffering" could be 1000000% TOTALLY according to halocha. Perhaps you should learn some gemora chulin and you will learn something? You could even use an Artscroll if you want.

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 May 21, 2013 at 06:25 AM bewhiskered Says:

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Anonymous Says:

right...they should lie just like your namesake. never take responsibility for your mistakes...blame it on a vast left-wing conspiracy like your Republican chevrah do when they are caught in deceit and theft or violating the moral norms they preach for others.

"right...they should lie just like your namesake."

Very aptly stated, but will regretfully fall on deaf ears!

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 May 20, 2013 at 11:26 PM c Says:

The issue is not the actual shechitah. The issue is the inhumane and cruel manner in which the animal is treated leading up to the shechitah. The actual shechital if done properly renders the animal dead very quickly and if done in the most humane setting (per suggestion of Temple Grandin) the animal will barely know whats happening. The way many frum Jews treat animals is deplorable and is a sad statement about their personalities and it often carries over to the way they treat people; especially those who are different in any way even including the type of shreimel they wear.

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 May 21, 2013 at 09:27 AM Anonymous Says:

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Mark Levin Says:

Instead of spewing stupidity like a liberal why not give us examples supporting your rant. I bet you cant come up with anything legitimate.

The fact is that slaughterhouses are a bloody gory mess. Have YOU ever been to one? I HAVE!! MANY TIMES!! Despite what the animal rights wackos want, there is NO SUCH thing as a Taj Mahal for animals on the way to becoming people food.

What these mishiguim claim - and I have to say it really really sounds like you are in that group - is that there was "suffering." Well, what they are calling "suffering" could be 1000000% TOTALLY according to halocha. Perhaps you should learn some gemora chulin and you will learn something? You could even use an Artscroll if you want.

If you had taken your own eitzah and learned a yiddeshe vert you would realize that chazal always admonish us to seek to minimize tzar baalei chayim. If we can do so in the course of preparing animal for shechita, we should do so. You sound like a bloodthirsty zealot who will miss no opportunity to step on a bug you see on the street or malign anyone who disagrees with your right wing agenda.

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 May 21, 2013 at 12:09 PM clear-thinker Says:

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bewhiskered Says:

"right...they should lie just like your namesake."

Very aptly stated, but will regretfully fall on deaf ears!

You are wrong again. It took no time for Mark Levin and "Liberalism is a Disease" to go on a charm offensive.
Anyone politically to the left of them is evil. Anyone who disagrees about a religious point is hardly Jewish, and by the way a leftist and hence evil.

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 May 21, 2013 at 12:32 PM c Says:

Reply to #8  
Mark Levin Says:

Instead of spewing stupidity like a liberal why not give us examples supporting your rant. I bet you cant come up with anything legitimate.

The fact is that slaughterhouses are a bloody gory mess. Have YOU ever been to one? I HAVE!! MANY TIMES!! Despite what the animal rights wackos want, there is NO SUCH thing as a Taj Mahal for animals on the way to becoming people food.

What these mishiguim claim - and I have to say it really really sounds like you are in that group - is that there was "suffering." Well, what they are calling "suffering" could be 1000000% TOTALLY according to halocha. Perhaps you should learn some gemora chulin and you will learn something? You could even use an Artscroll if you want.

Just because you can make an animal suffer, or a person for that matter, according to dry halacha, doesn't mean that you should. You can be a menuval birishus haTorah in many areas. You act like an animal, you become one. Also by ignoring the opinions of society and other decent human beings that may not be Jewish or religous and continuing on with cruel treatment of animals, you will end up jeopardizing the right to shecht an animal lihalacha all together as we are seeing in some countries.

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 May 21, 2013 at 05:47 PM Anonymous Says:

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Aryeh Says:

You mean they have to kill animals to get their meat?! Oh the horror!

so you find torturing animals before shchitah is a funny joke? and necessary to do in order to "get meat"?

If you think it is necessary to needlessly suffer before before you die, I hope you find out the hard way how wrong you are.

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 May 22, 2013 at 10:55 AM VoiceOfReason613 Says:

As president of Jewish Vegetarians of North America (JVNA), I hope that the admission by Tnuva that, “slaughtering by its very nature causes the animals great suffering," and their implied admission that meat production does not conform to people's inherent concern for animal welfare will lead to a discussion of the many moral issues related to animal-based diets. In addition to the horrible treatment of animals on factory farms, the production and consumption of meat and other animal products contribute significantly to many diseases and to climate change and other environmental threats and is very wasteful of grain, water and energy.

For more information on Jewish teachings on vegetarianism, please visit the JVNA website (www.JewishVeg.com).

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