||Anti-Shehitah Movements have flourished from time to time, though the concept of shehitah is rooted in humane aspects and the laws are directed to perform the act as swiftly as possible and render the animal insensitive to pain almost instantly, from time to time there have been attempts in the non-Jewish world to ban shehitah. While some of these were motivated by humanitarian concern, in many cases the agitation was a manifestation of anti-Semitism.
This report was prepared in an counteract an attempt to ban shehitah in Britain by anti-Semites. The booklet describes, documents, and refutes the hearings and false findings of the "Admiralty Commission" in 1905. It was so successful that a number of acts were subsequently passed in Parliament branding shehitah the most humane way of animal slaughter. An act passed on July 28, 1933, provides for the humane and scientific slaughter of animals, and the Slaughter of Animals (Consolidation) Act (1958) all safeguard shehitah in Britain.