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Lot #    16311
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:11:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    [Confidential] Report of the Special Committee...
Title (Hebrew)    Jewish Method of Killing Animals for Food
Author    [Only Ed. - Community]
City    London
Publisher    Philip Johns and Co.
Publication Date    1905
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 36 pp. plus title wrappers, 320:206 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound as issued.
   Anti-Shehitah Movements have flourished from time to time, though the concept of shehitah is rooted in humane aspects and the laws are directed to perform the act as swiftly as possible and render the animal insensitive to pain almost instantly, from time to time there have been attempts in the non-Jewish world to ban shehitah. While some of these were motivated by humanitarian concern, in many cases the agitation was a manifestation of anti-Semitism.

This report was prepared in an counteract an attempt to ban shehitah in Britain by anti-Semites. The booklet describes, documents, and refutes the hearings and false findings of the "Admiralty Commission" in 1905. It was so successful that a number of acts were subsequently passed in Parliament branding shehitah the most humane way of animal slaughter. An act passed on July 28, 1933, provides for the humane and scientific slaughter of animals, and the Slaughter of Animals (Consolidation) Act (1958) all safeguard shehitah in Britain.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
England:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
Manuscript Type
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