Again there is a big fuzz about the religious slaughter of animals and the labeling of meat that is slaughtered this way. Personally it does not matter to me. I don’t think the animal cares either, it will probably be happy its miserable life will come to an end.
For an excellent view on the life of animals before they are slaughtered see this site on factory-farming.
What bothers me as an atheist is this exception in the EU laws, Directive 93/119/EEC, purely for religious reasons.
Make laws for everyone or don’t make laws at all.