In response to the Assembly of Reform Rabbis and Canters Report (July 2022) advocating pre-mechanically stunned slaughter, Shimon Cohen, Director of Shechita UK, stated:

The woeful ignorance displayed in this article, which has attempted to take a definitive stance on a complex and conflicting body of scientific evidence, is a potentially dangerous interference and is frankly a reckless disgrace. The group made no meaningful attempt to engage with experts, to study the science or understand the political landscape in order to understand any of these issues. This article is a cheap and destructive media gimmick or at best a shocking display of ignorance and political pandering. In no way is it a serious engagement around animal slaughter or freedom of religious practice. We call for its withdrawal.