Tag: halal slaughter

UK: ‘Misleading’ claim over stunned halal poultry rejected

| 31/05/2018 | Reply
UK: ‘Misleading’ claim over stunned halal poultry rejected

By Jack Davies, Editor, Poultry World The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has rejected a claim made against poultry supplier Winterton Brothers that its pre-stunned chicken could not be called “100% halal”. The firm advertises itself as a family-run business specialising in supplying halal poultrymeat, and its website prominently advertises that it offers “original 100% halal”, […]

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UK: Halal Lamb/sheep Slaughtered in the UK

| 10/03/2018 | Reply
UK: Halal Lamb/sheep Slaughtered in the UK

Key Facts on non stun and stun slaughter by the Veterinary Policy Research Foundation.

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UK: Sheep slaughtered without stunning doubles to more than 11 million in UK

| 07/02/2018 | 1 Reply
UK: Sheep slaughtered without stunning doubles to more than 11 million in UK

The Government has said it would prefer all animals going to slaughter to be stunned first, but there was long-standing convention to respect the rights of Jewish and Muslim communities.

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Opinion: It’s time to label all meat as stunned or unstunned at slaughter

| 02/02/2018 | Reply
Opinion: It’s time to label all meat as stunned or unstunned at slaughter

“Ban halal and kosher meat in the UK.” This is the demand of an online petition signed by more than 88,000 people doing the rounds on social media.

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Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

| 11/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

Although this reasoning seems intuitive, there is no scientific consensus to suggest that slaughter without stunning is any more painful for animals than slaughter involving stunning.

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France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

The industrialisation of the rearing and slaughtering processes and hyper-consumerism have gradually emptied the concept of Halal of its essence.

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UK: A Court of Appeal Judge says Halal Meat is Controversial

| 10/08/2017 | Reply
UK: A Court of Appeal Judge says Halal Meat is Controversial

The High Court has given judgment in a case concerning the regulatory regime applying to Halal slaughter, and the use of mechanical restrainers to restrain non-stunned sheep prior to slaughter under that regime.

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Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

| 19/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

People are focused on the last 10 seconds of an animal’s life and are prepared to ignore animal welfare issues that have happened to it in its life before it is slaughtered.

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Belgium just banned kosher and halal slaughter

| 08/05/2017 | 2 Replies
Belgium just banned kosher and halal slaughter

Belgium’s Wallooon region has voted to ban kosher and halal meats by outlawing the slaughter of unstunned animals.

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NZ agri innovation helping meat exports to Asia’s diverse markets

| 13/03/2017 | Reply
NZ agri innovation helping meat exports to Asia’s diverse markets

Halal meat exports to Asia’s large muslim populations has been made possible by electrical stunning of animals before slaughter.

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UK: Halal meat: How is it prepared and is it cruel to animals?

| 24/02/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal meat: How is it prepared and is it cruel to animals?

Halal meat is an essential part of the Muslim faith and advocates argue that the practices of traditional Islamic slaughter are humane.

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Canada: The Halal Market

| 08/02/2017 | Reply
Canada: The Halal Market

For those who do seek halal certification, market opportunities in Canada and abroad seem ripe. But will Canadian processors take advantage of it?

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Opinion: Don’t make this about Islam or Halal, it’s just slaughter

| 27/10/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Don’t make this about Islam or Halal, it’s just slaughter

Doesn’t reserving hysteria only for halal miss the point entirely in the context of the wider meat industry? It’s a distraction from the real issue: that we slaughter animals at all.

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UK: Does Halal meat mean ‘animals are dying in pain’?

| 26/10/2016 | Reply
UK: Does Halal meat mean ‘animals are dying in pain’?

British Muslims are divided over whether pre-slaughter stunning is a legitimate practice. But the study concluded that it is increasingly being considered forbidden.

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UK: Food Standards Agency will publish all non-stunned ritual slaughters

| 22/08/2016 | 1 Reply
UK:  Food Standards Agency will publish all non-stunned ritual slaughters

There are exemptions to pre-stunning for Shechita (Jewish) and halal (Muslim) slaughter methods but about 84 per cent of animals slaughtered by the halal method are pre-stunned.

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UK: Brexit could save ‘THOUSANDS of animals’ from halal slaughterhouses abroad

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
UK: Brexit could save ‘THOUSANDS of animals’ from halal slaughterhouses abroad

Animal welfare minister George Eustice warned under current EU rules, the Government is powerless to stop livestock being forced to endure long journeys before being slaughtered overseas.

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South Africa: No doubt over Halal certification: MJCHT

| 31/03/2016 | Reply
South Africa: No doubt over Halal certification: MJCHT

This comes after the Department of Islamic affairs in Malaysia (JAKIM) delisted the Halal certifier, after they failed an external audit in November last year.

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Holland to ban export of Halal meat

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
Holland to ban export of Halal meat

The Dutch government said it plans to limit ritual slaughter through new measures, including a ban on the export of kosher and halal meat.

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EU: Muslims Sue Animal Welfare Minister Over Halal Slaughter Ban

| 16/02/2016 | Reply
EU: Muslims Sue Animal Welfare Minister Over Halal Slaughter Ban

Several Muslim organisations are bringing legal proceedings against the Flemish Animal Welfare Minister, Ben Weyts.

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UK: Industry in disagreement over lack of animal slaughter policy

| 02/02/2016 | Reply
UK: Industry in disagreement over lack of animal slaughter policy

“Vets and the public are united in their concern about animal welfare at slaughter,” said BVA president Sean Wensley.

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