Photo Credit: tnuvacruelty.co.il
Image taken from plaintiffs' website, which says the calf pictured sustained a broken leg but the Tnuva employee continued to shock it to get it to move.

To remind you, today’s ruling by Judge Tamar Rapaport, is expected to be only over the validity of the class action suit, and not a deliberation of the suit itself.

Anonymous for Animal Rights also has a case pending before the Supreme Court, requesting that the Tnuva slaughterhouse be shut down, first temporarily and then permanently.

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The Jewish Press contacted the Friedman legal firm representing the defendant, Tnuva, but they were not available for comment.

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29 COMMENTS

  1. The Hebrew Scriptures in Proverbs 12:10 state the following regarding the treatment of domestic animals: "The righteous one is caring for the soul of his domestic animal, but the mercies of the wicked one are cruel."

  2. Kosher killing at its best is a contradiction in terms. One may as well demand that Jihadists kill us humanely and after an appropriate brocha. The only killing of people or animals should be mercy killing or self-defence.

  3. A butcher told me that if I ever went to a kosher slaughterhouse, I would never eat meat again! Can we not modernize the halachic handling of animals to prevent this?

  4. Did you not read the article in its entirety?

    "The defense also provided a friend of the court note from Rabbi Shlomo Yosef Machpud, head of the Badatz kashrut system, who argues in very strong language against unnecessary cruelty to animals, stating that such action would entail the removal of the kosher certification."

  5. There is NO excuse for this! There are plenty of conscientious, qualified shochtim looking for work. My husband is a shochet, and we would make Aliyah tomorrow if he could find a job in a plant that was humane and ethical.

  6. well, I'll not buy any meat until I'm sure it's not been slaughtered by Tuvna. How insanely barbaric can one be? If need be, one can live very well on a vegetarian/halavi diet until the coming of the Mashiach.

  7. I have been a vegetarian for maybe 30 years, as I cannot stand the idea of killing an anilaml so that w can "enjoy' it;s killing.

    I agree with this lady that s laughterhouse should be shut down, and I hope that regular inslections are being made at avery slaughterhouse.

    Those who are so cruel to those poor animals should be jailed.
    I wonder how many chicken eaters, have any idea of the extreme cruelty in the slaughter of chickens.
    Even if I was not a vegetarian, have seen a video of the cruely these birds suffer, I would stop eating poultry.

  8. Why are humans still eating the flesh of animals? Isn't there already enough evidence to prove that there is no such thing as " humane slaughter "! Go vegan and no one gets hurt!

  9. I used to eat Kosher meat thinking it was "humanely slaughtered". Now I know that humane slaughter of any kind is an oxymoron, and these people have blood on their hands and souls. Kosher, cage free, free range, all euphemisms for suffering and death. Hashem must be so disapoointed.

  10. 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).

  11. I am so glad that finally a stand has been taken for these animals, for me personally punishment for abuse to animals or people can never be strong enough but this is a huge step in showing that animal cruelty in any situation or place is not acceptable and will not be tolerated – anywhere! Makes one wonder what these people are like with human animals, as the link between domestic violence and animal abuse is connected, it is one and the same. People with this kind of aggression and abuse issues show no discrimination between one or the other!

  12. I cannot believe this is still happening in 2013. All this torture to animals. Just stop eating meat. How can you enjoy eating meat anymore. Glad I stopped so many years ago.

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