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Bristol Post: Will debate over halal meat lead to a rise in Islamophobia?

A HALAL butcher has spoken of his fear that the national debate over the slaughter of animals will encourage Islamophobia. Abdul Malik owns Bristol’s Pak Butchers, a chain of halal butcher shops supplying the South West with traditionally-slaughtered meat. 111 more words

Religious Slaughter II

John Blackwell, president-elect of the British Veterinary Association, is to be congratulated for his call to make religious slaughter more humane (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britains-top-vet-sparks-controversy-with-call-for-ban-on-slashing-animals-throats-in-ritual-slaughters-for-halal-and-kosher-meat-products-9173258.html). 

There is no scientific reason why an animal should have its throat cut while fully conscious. 172 more words

Animal Welfare

Guardian: Top vet calls for reform of kosher and halal slaughter practices

A total ban on killing animals without stunning them first might not be far off if religious groups cannot agree a more humane way of slaughter soon, a top vet has said. 160 more words

Bad use of bad science

The president elect of the British Veterinary Association reportedly attacked religious slaughter this week according to a front page article in The Times, March 6th. Other papers carried the same story as did the BBC. 238 more words