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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 [...]


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 [...]