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Halal / Kosher Meat

Comment 2nd July 2010

Prohibit the Halal/ Kosher style of slaughtering.

Why does this matter?

All animals for the human/ pet food chain deserve as painless a death as possible. The UK had a law that all animals for slaughter must be pre-stunned first and then killed. Halal/ Kosher meat does not carry out any pre-stunning and therefore would be contrary to our laws and would not be considered of compliance with Animal Welfare Act 2006. A dispensation was granted some years ago to allow this style of slaughtering and this should be removed forthwith.

The EU has just approved the use of identification labels for halal/ kosher style meat, however, the practice should be banned in the UK fullstop.

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