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UK: Temple Grandin calls for live video feed in abattoirs

| 05/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Temple Grandin calls for live video feed in abattoirs

Grandin points out that such flagrant abuse could, and does, occur in any number of under-supervised, poorly managed slaughterhouses, whether they employ pre-stunning or not.

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UK: Government withholds decision on CCTV in slaughterhouses

| 04/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Government withholds decision on CCTV in slaughterhouses

An MP has called on government to make CCTV monitoring in slaughterhouses compulsory and for the footage to be offered to independent inspectors for scrutiny.

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UK: Ukip bans non-stun slaughtering in abattoirs

| 04/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Ukip bans non-stun slaughtering in abattoirs

Stuart Agnew MEP, the party’s agricultural spokesman, had tried to persuade the party to allow stunning as long as kosher and halal meat is labelled.

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UK: Abattoir filmed in malpractice of halal slaughter says it takes ‘animal welfare extraordinarily seriously’

| 03/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Abattoir filmed in malpractice of halal slaughter says it takes ‘animal welfare extraordinarily seriously’

Slaughtermen in the North Yorkshire abattoir – who are not all reported to be Muslim – appear to be hacking at animals’ throats.

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UK: Outcry after undercover film exposes brutality in Halal slaughter

| 03/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Outcry after undercover film exposes brutality in Halal slaughter

The FSA said: “Four slaughtermen have had their licences suspended and we are investigating. It means they can’t operate as slaughtermen and work with live animals.

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UK: Review of HFA’s Community Seminar Birmingham

| 02/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Review of HFA’s Community Seminar Birmingham

These community seminars are set up to create awareness in the Muslim community from food safety and food technology perspective and also to discourse misconceptions about the HFA.

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UK: Increase in animals not being stunned before they are Halal slaughtered

| 30/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Increase in animals not being stunned before they are Halal slaughtered

There has been a large increase in the proportion of animals killed through religious slaughter without first being stunned, a survey for the Food Standards Association has found.

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UK: True story of Mughal emperor who built Taj Mahal makes London debut

| 30/01/2015 | Reply
UK: True story of Mughal emperor who built Taj Mahal makes London debut

It dramatises the true story of Shah Jehan, the Mughal emperor famous for building the Taj Mahal, and the victory of his elder son Aurangzeb over his younger brother, Dara Shikoh, to succeed him.

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UK: 100,000 back no-stun slaughter ban

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
UK: 100,000 back no-stun slaughter ban

The Government insists it has “no intention” of outlawing religious slaughter.

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UK: Large increase reported in number of animals not being stunned at abattoirs

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Large increase reported in number of animals not being stunned at abattoirs

The overwhelming majority of animals killed using halal methods are stunned before killing; around 80 per cent, according to the British Veterinary Association.

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UK: The first Sharia’h compliant crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube

| 27/01/2015 | Reply
UK: The first Sharia’h compliant crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube

Alchemiya Media has today received a certificate from leading Islamic scholars confirming that its crowdfunding campaign on CrowdCube is Sharia’h compliant. Crowdcube has confirmed that this is a first on their platform.

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UK: KQF launches UK’s first HMC-certified ‘Halal Macon Rashers’

| 27/01/2015 | Reply
UK: KQF launches UK’s first HMC-certified ‘Halal Macon Rashers’

KQF Halal Macon Rashers – strips of smoked beef or chicken that can be used in exactly the same ways as bacon.

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UK: Vets protest non-stun halal abattoir

| 23/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Vets protest non-stun halal abattoir

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called on the Welsh government to end talks with a halal meat provider over an approved non-stun slaughterhouse.

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UK: HFF Launches Halal Compliance Training

| 21/01/2015 | Reply
UK: HFF Launches Halal Compliance Training

These courses are assured by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health with panel of an Islamic scholar experienced Food Scientist or a qualified auditor.

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UK: Lewis Pies lands contract to supply 70 Tesco stores with Halal products

| 20/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Lewis Pies lands contract to supply 70 Tesco stores with Halal products

Wilf Lewis, Managing Director of Lewis Pies, said the products are proving extremely popular with second and third generation Muslims who may have a taste for authentic British food.

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UK: Halal and kosher food labelling: shoppers will be told how their meat has been killed – (maybe)

| 20/12/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal and kosher food labelling: shoppers will be told how their meat has been killed – (maybe)

George Eustice, an environment minister, has given the clearest signal yet that the Government will introduce compulsory labelling of halal or kosher products.

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People who innovate: Alchemiya founder Navid Akhtar

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
People who innovate: Alchemiya founder Navid Akhtar

Alchemiya founder, British journalist and documentary producer Navid Akhtar, speaks about how he grew tired of reporting on extremism and what he has learned from his own media project development.

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UK: Morrisons to trial first halal counter

| 01/12/2014 | Reply
UK: Morrisons to trial first halal counter

Morrisons will pilot its first-ever stand-alone halal meat concession at its re-fitted Preston North End store.

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Opinion: Christians and Muslims have co-existed peacefully before and must do so again

| 18/11/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Christians and Muslims have co-existed peacefully before and must do so again

“Shall I not inform you of a better act than fasting, alms and prayers? Making peace between one another: enmity and malice tear up heavenly rewards by the roots.”

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UK: Welcome to Hotel Sharia

| 15/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Welcome to Hotel Sharia

An exclusive hotel has banned alcohol and pork after being taken over by a Middle Eastern businessman who wants to run it ‘in accordance with Sharia law’.

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