HC Deb 29 October 1953 vol 518 c402W
Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Food how many animals of each variety were killed by the Jewish method of ritual slaughter last year; and, in view of the greater cruelty so caused, what steps are being taken to abolish this method.

Major Lloyd George

In 1952, 73,000 cattle, 34,000 calves and 93,000 sheep and lambs were slaughtered by the Jewish method.

As regards the second part of the Question, without necessarily accepting the implication contained in it, I would point out that the abolition of this method of slaughter would deprive orthodox Jews of meat.