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Halal food testing kit might launch in the UK

Halal food in the UK has recently been a touchy subject, from news that some chicken sold as halal actually contained pork to the national media sensationalising reports that the UK public are being stealthily fed halal and kosher meat. Now a start up company in France has launched a new food testing kit which will allow the general public [...]

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The Halal Controversy

Another day and another national scandal as the print media go crazy over the fact that we are all apparently secretly being fed halal meat. But what is the truth? Are these reports accurate or is this just more Islamophobia, hidden under the facade of consumer choice, from our national media? We look at the various accusations made in the [...]

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Is New Zealand meat sold in the UK actually halal?

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Inc is responsible for the promotion of beef and lamb within New Zealand and is jointly funded by farmers, New Zealand retailers and New Zealand processors. They say that; Although a significant proportion of sheep and beef is slaughtered according to halal requirements, only a much smaller percentage is actually halal-certified [...]

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The Halal meat fallacy

The whole point of halal meat not being stunned before it is slaughtered is that the animal is supposed to be healthy and well before it is killed. The point about slitting its throat with a sharp blade is that we take personal responsibility for what we are doing. I take it that the point about the animal not being killed in the presence [...]

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Animal welfare & Halal meat

Today’s ‘The Sun’ headline screamed “Halal secret of Pizza Express”, in an effort we can only assume to anger their core readership into hating anything to do with Islam more than they already do. And this after social media went crazy about the news that some Subway restaurants in the UK were selling halal meat [...]

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Dutch call for ban on religious slaughter

In the Netherlands, an animal rights party and the far-right Freedom Party are pushing for a ban on kosher and halal slaughter methods which critics say inflict unacceptable suffering on animals. The parties say religious slaughter should only be allowed on the proviso that Jewish and Muslim groups can prove the process is humane. Al Jazeera’s [...]

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