"How to kill an animal, humanely" Following a Four Corners report into the export of live animals for slaughter, there has been an uproar about abattoir practices in Moslem countries. There are now moves to ban all live exports, and a spillover objection into local kosher and halal slaughtering practices. Is the traditional method of shechita barbaric? How does it compare to other contemporary methods? What is the impact of animal stunning? Hear first hand from a professional shochet, who will discuss the process and theology behind Jewish ritual slaughter.

From a lunchtime lecture held on July 7th 2011. Click here to go to the JBD event page.

Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant is a well known religious leader in the Victorian Jewish Community. He holds senior leadership posts on Rabbinical Boards and has lectured extensively on contemporary Jewish issues. Rabbi Kluwgant holds a qualification in the field of "Shechita" (Kosher ritual slaughtering) and has presented on the topic at various forums, including at an annual meeting of the RSPCA.