Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. The government has made Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter illegal. Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jørgensen said “animal rights come before religion,” claiming the way kosher and halal meat is prepared is more harmful to animals because they are not stunned before death. Denmark has roughly 6,000 Jews, and those who keep kosher import meat from abroad to circumvent the ban. The Muslim population could be greatly affected by this decision, though. In case you forgot, Denmark shot a healthy two-year-old giraffe in the head this week, so the country clearly places high value on the life and well-being of animals.