As young and active members of our respective communities, we feel it is important to challenge the ambiguities raised by not only the provocative call to ban ritual slaughter but also the responses that have surfaced.
David Cameron has promised that halal slaughter will be "safe in Britain" for as long as he remains in power, decrying the
Andrew Rosindell, the secretary of Parliament's animal welfare group, has joined voices demanding the end of religious slaughter in the UK. As someone with experience in the meat industry, specifically halal, this news troubles me. It troubles me because the argument is flawed, and flawed on many levels.
Shazia Saleem is a 29-year old entrepreneur who has started up 'ieat foods', the first British ready meals brand offering
Anyone who takes Muslims and Jews to task for brutal methods of slaughter yet eats meat regardless of the suffering involved is no less callous. Does the matter of a few more seconds of suffering as they are slaughtered make much difference to the animals who, during their entire short lives, have been treated with unthinking savagery?
An MP and animal welfare campaigner has joined the call for the religious slaughter of animals for halal and kosher meat
The new leader of Britain's vets has called for the religious slaughter of animals for halal and kosher meat to be banned
The Danish government has introduced a ban on the religious slaughter of animals for the production of kosher and halal meat
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Masterchef winner Shelina Permaloo shares some beautiful-looking halal friendly recipes, which are great for vegetarians
Morrisons managed a spectacular double whammy of cock-ups when they apologised to a devout Muslim family for selling a vegetable
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Make one gaffe in a two-minute interview and you could forgiven, but make at least three and people are going to start raising
Many stories during Ramadan have come to media attention - the serving of pork actually occurred some months ago, but the story broke in the last few days. Bigger issues of children fasting seem to be in the background.
Contaminated meat is still being identified across the UK with a batch of frozen mince supplied to six schools in Edinburgh
So how could anything be labelled as 'halal', or the more pointed 'slaughtered without stunning', if we didn't know what was in it? We are right to be concerned: what else might be in our food if we can't trace (or criminals are circumventing) the supply chain? Once you ask that question, you won't look at the meat on your plate in the same way ever again.
Major food retailers and suppliers are being summoned to an urgent meeting following a spate of mis-labelled or contaminated