chapter  12
14 Pages

On the Relationship between Animal Victimization and Stigmatization of Ethnic Groups: The Case of Ritual Slaughter

WithJanine Janssen

In order to deal with this question, the chapter is divided into three sections. The first focuses on some theoretical thoughts with regard to animals. It looks specifically at criminological ideas that regard animals as metaphors for human delinquency, also briefly considering victimological thought on animals. It then turns to the practice and background of ritual slaughter in the Netherlands: what does it mean, how often is it practised, and what are the main issues in the debate on this practice? It will then discuss the central question and relate this to the debate on ritual slaughter in the Netherlands.