CSENGELE, Hungary (AP) — A kosher slaughterhouse in southern Hungary has increased its exports to Belgium since the European Union’s highest court upheld a Flanders region law that prohibited slaughtering animals without first stunning them into unconsciousness. But the traditional methods practiced at Quality Poultry also are at the center of a debate over animal rights and religious rights. Last month’s European Court of Justice ruling has provoked fears of eventual EU-wide prohibitions on ritual slaughter. Animal rights groups say that slitting the throats of livestock and poultry while they are conscious amounts to animal cruelty. Jewish religious authorities consider pre-slaughter stunning to be a prohibited form of injury that renders meat and poultry non-kosher.
Best Selling New Independent Author Ann Marie Sorrell is kicking-off her South Florida tour this Saturday as a featured author at the 7th Annual South Florida Book Festival. Ann Marie a South Florida resident is a Jamaican author of the book Chronicles of a Serial Dater. She’s a philanthropist, award-winning business leader, woman of faith, and emboldened enthusiast of the opposite sex. She lives out loud and is unapologetic in her support of the many causes that are important to her, which include: social justice, equality for all, issues impacting women and minorities, economic development and health & wellness.Jamaican bornJamaican born, but raised in rural Pahokee, Florida, Ann Marie is the President & CEO of The Mosaic Group, an award-winning marketing, public relations, and events management firm serving clients throughout South Florida. She has launched three empowerment and economic development initiatives: Black Girl Magic Florida (an initiative that exists to honor achievement, beauty, and strength among black women in Florida and beyond); Black Business Loop (the community’s connection to black-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, events, community resources, and black economic initiatives); and Ambitious Young Women (a personal development and mentoring program created for girls ages 12-18 in West Palm Beach, FL. She serves on several community boards including the Chamber of the Palm Beaches and is the President of Girls II Women, Inc. Ann Marie has won numerous awards for her leadership, business acumen, and community involvement.WorkshopOn Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 1pm-2pm, South Florida residents and book lovers can participate in the free “Chronicles of a Serial Dater” workshop hosted by Ann Marie and moderated by Michelle Talbert at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. Attendees will gain life-changing tips on love and relationships. After the workshop, guests will receive a personally signed book after purchase. “I am excited to have been selected as a featured author for the South Florida Book Festival and to host the Chronicles of Serial Dater Workshop,” said Ann Marie. “Discussions around dating and relationship are always interesting as we share so many different perspectives. I am transparent and look forward to sharing my experiences and lessons learned from my personal journey.” The bookChronicles of a Serial Dater is a serious, but not too serious, no-holds-barred book about Ann Marie’s personal journey through the good, bad, funny – and steamy – of dating and relationships told through short stories that all end with a tip for the ladies and a tip for the fellas on the lesson(s) learned from each situation. Not all dates end up with a Prince Charming like Cinderella or being overlooked like Ugly Betty. They are a medium between the two. So, buckle up and get ready for the wild ride that is the search for love and lust in the modern dating world.Ann Marie will also be featured in a panel discussion at the 5th annual StyleLuxe Beauty & Fashion Expo, on July 29th, from 2pm-7pm, at the Center for The Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Fashion and Beauty industry professionals are invited to join the panel discussion on, “How to Use Events to Build Your Brand.” Learn how to grow your business with the proper strategies and tools that works best for your business.