By:Â Justin Chan
Americans are used to the debate regarding the separation of church and state. For years, many liberals and atheists have argued that religion should have a small to nonexistent role in United States politics while an equally large number of conservatives and the church-going community have argued otherwise. The issue has now shifted to the food realm where some religious groups across the world are criticizing governments for disrespecting their traditional methods of preparing food.
According to CJAD 800 AM, a radio station based in Montreal, two political parties in Quebec are under fire after criticizing the quality of kosher and halal meat.Â The Parti Quebecois argued that animals oftentimes suffer at the time of their slaughter and the meat is usually unhealthy. One member of the National Assembly claimed that the bleeding of the animal after its death can lead to e. coli contamination, which is a serious health risk. Another party, Coalition Avenir Quebec, has pushed for measures that would require a label on kosher and halal meat. Some politicians, however, are not entirely siding with the criticism. Read More