Halal slaughter is becoming more rampant in the UK
Now we have further condemnation of this practice and it would appear that the laws of this land are being flouted -YET AGAIN by the Muslim community and their willing idiots.
Prof Bill Reilly, ex-president of the British Veterinary Association, said cutting the throats of lambs, chickens and other animals without stunning them breaches legal requirements because it causes significant pain, fear and distress.
British and EU law permits the method of religious slaughter to account for Muslim and Jewish dietary practices, but stipulates that the animals must not be caused "unnecessary suffering."
Prof Reilly called for the practice to be dramatically curbed, suggesting that some slaughterhouses are refusing to stun animals simply to cut costs, rather than for religious reasons.
Writing in the Veterinary Record, he said the number of animals having their throats slit while still fully conscious – a practice known as non-stun slaughter – was "unacceptable".
Referring to a report by the former Animal Welfare Council he claimed that "such a massive injury could result in very significant pain and distress", particularly because the throat has a large number of nerve endings.
If the animal is stunned prior to slaughter then it is not halal, the animal MUST be fully concious when it's throat is cut for the Halal to be valid, the animal must also be concious to hear the prayer to Allah.
Any deviation from this renders the meat Haraam - unclean and must not be eaten by Muslims, I am not sure if the animals concerned understand Arabic prayers so I doubt if the incantations made are of any comfort to them.
All that being said, the reason Islam in the UK plus it's willing idiots do not get penalized for breaking UK law is probably this, the authorities do not wish to antagonize the Muslim community plus, if there is a large Muslim community in a geograhical area - such as bradford, the local econony would suffer if the law was administered as it should be, this effectively legalizes the black market trade in "Halal meats"
Once again the non Muslim is being penalized, we have this meat sold to us without our knowing it, if the reverse were to happen then we all know what an outcry there would be