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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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UK: Sheep processing film puts consumers in the picture

| 09/07/2016 | Reply
UK: Sheep processing film puts consumers in the picture

A film illustrating methods of sheep slaughter has been produced by AHDB Beef & Lamb to address a misunderstandings and to dispel myths around the practice.

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UK: Halal horror house as undercover video exposes cruel abattoir

| 01/05/2016 | Reply
UK: Halal horror house as undercover video exposes cruel abattoir

The abattoir which provides halal and kosher meat appears to ignore all standards of animal welfare despite the presence of a government inspector and two vets.

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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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UK: Halal operators plan conference boycott

| 02/11/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal operators plan conference boycott

“We pay a lot of money towards the levies and the resources are being spent on campaigns like Red Tractor which doesn’t recognise religious slaughter.”

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UK: Charges against controversial slaughterhouse dropped in court

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
UK: Charges against controversial slaughterhouse dropped in court

The firm’s £3m slaughterhouse has faced major opposition from villagers after plans were unveiled in 2011 to revive the dormant facility.

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UK: Farm minister faces row over reviewing religious slaughter

| 18/06/2015 | Reply
UK:  Farm minister faces row over reviewing religious slaughter

George Eustice said that he would review a decision made last year to shelve EU laws intended to ensure that chickens were unconscious before being killed.

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UK Government Rejects Call to Ban Religious Slaughter

| 11/03/2015 | Reply
UK Government Rejects Call to Ban Religious Slaughter

Amid increasing campaigns against Halal meat in the UK, the British government said it had “no intention” to ban the religious slaughtering of animals for Muslims and Jews.

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UK: Government will not end non-stun slaughter despite pressure

| 26/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Government will not end non-stun slaughter despite pressure

According to the Government’s Food Standards Agency, the large majority of halal does come from animals which have been stunned.

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UK: MPs cite “overwhelming” public support in debate on non-stun animal slaughter

| 25/02/2015 | Reply
UK: MPs cite “overwhelming” public support in debate on non-stun animal slaughter

The Government’s response to the petition stated that “there would be no ban on religious slaughter in the UK.” MPs voted simply to state that they had “considered the petition.”

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UK: Animal welfare lobby accused of ‘wild-eyed obsession’ with religious slaughter

| 23/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Animal welfare lobby accused of ‘wild-eyed obsession’ with religious slaughter

Jewish and Muslim leaders accuse animal welfare lobbyists of campaigning against the non-stun religious slaughter of animals to the exclusion of almost all other welfare issues.

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UK: War of petitions over Halal meat in the UK

| 22/02/2015 | Reply
UK: War of petitions over Halal meat in the UK

The Muslim community in the UK has launched a campaign against active attempts to halt halal animal slaughter in the country.

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

| 30/01/2015 | 1 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: 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: 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: No move to ban shechita, MP promises

| 07/11/2014 | Reply
UK: No move to ban shechita, MP promises

Animal welfare campaigners in the House of Commons will not seek a vote to ban shechita in Britain, a leading MP has promised.

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UK: Parliamentary group publishes report on stun/non-stun slaughter

| 28/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Parliamentary group publishes report on stun/non-stun slaughter

An All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for beef and lamb has published a Report which calls for more research into the religious slaughter of animals.

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UK: Religious slaughter needs more study, say MPs

| 27/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Religious slaughter needs more study, say MPs

A parliamentary committee has called for further research into recoverable stunning methods that could be acceptable to some halal meat consumers’.

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UK: British Vets appalled by Halal Authority Board letter

| 18/08/2014 | Reply
UK: British Vets appalled by Halal Authority Board letter

The non stun slaughter debate between the BVA and HAB has intensified, with the BVA saying it is appalled by the suggestions made in the HAB open letter.

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UK: Faith groups criticise campaign

| 16/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Faith groups criticise campaign

MUSLIM and Jewish communities in Scotland have hit out at a campaign set up by vets which calls for all animals to be stunned before slaughter to avert suffering.

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