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Should the religious slaughter of animals be banned?

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Animal welfare activists campaign for only the most ‘humane’ methods of slaughter to be used when killing animals for meat. Switzerland and Sweden – already restrict the practice of religious slaughter. The UK’s Farm Animal Welfare Council recently proposed that religious methods of slaughter, such as the Jewish shechita and the Islamic dhabh, be banned because they caused severe and unnecessary suffering to the animal before death
The animal does not suffer excessively. A trained and skilled slaughterer carries out the act with precision, causing rapid loss of consciousness in the animal. The religions in question positively enjoin the protection of animal welfare as a sacred practice

What do you think? Do they have the right to their relgious ceremony's or should it be banned?