Discriminatory amendment : opinion of Professor Regenstein
An amendment was adopted on 16 June 2010 by the plenary session of the first European Parliament "Amendment 205 of the New Regulation on Consumer Information," requiring that all meat from animals that were slaughtered without stunning should be labeled.
Thus, the new label, supposedly to benefit animal welfare, requires sellers to indicate how the animal was killed, but only in the case of Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter or other traditional slaughters without stunning. Indeed, no labeling is planned in the case other methods are used such as slaughtering by captive bolt, electronarcosis (applying electric shocks to animals) or the gassing of animals by dioxide carbon, each of which also represents information that consumers might expect to want to know. The President of the Shechita Board of the UK  reacted the same day holding this as a discriminatory amendment as only the meat for religious slaughter was singled out, and not other types of slaughter .
Professor Regenstein of Cornell University in turn gives his views on the proposed regulations on labeling for meat only after the Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter.