So basically this post is a big fuck you to the people who use the halal method of killing animals, and secondly a big fuck you to the people who decided that gelatine was humane. Thirdly I'd like to say, if you eat this stuff you are horrible.
The reason why I'm bringing this up is because mum bought me some really nice yogurts from Coles this evening, known as Fruche 'layers'. Elisha was raving about them and they looked quite nice so we went and bought some. Once mum and I got home I thought I'd have one before dinner. So we were sitting outside and she was like so what's in it.. and devastated, I found that it had halal gelatine in it.
What's the deal?
Ok firstly, gelatine is basically a processed and refined animal protein, derived from bones, hides and collagenous connective tissues. So basically all the parts of an animal that you'd rather not eat. I mean, you shouldn't be eating meat in the first place (vegetarianism ftw), but honestly this stuff isn't healthy and definately should be un-appealing if you hadn't previously known what it was.
Halal is when an animal is killed by slicing the throat and particularly the jugular veins and carodtid arteries of both sides but leaving the spinal cord intact. This method is a means of suffering for the animals as it can be up to two minutes until a cow bleeds to death.
PLEASE STOP EATING HALAL/GELATINE PRODUCTS!