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HALAL MEAT IS ILLEGAL & has been since 1995
LEGALLY, No-Stun Ritually Slaughtered Meat should be for Muslims ONLY – NOT for Everyone.
There is a VAST Over-production of Halal Meat in UK, which needs to be curbed through legal enforcement by the Government.
Since 2012 at least 20% of Halal Meat & Poultry in UK is No-Stun Halal Ritually Slaughtered Meat that has been dedicated to Allah…and this meat is being sold in Supermarkets on the Halal Counters, mainly to Non-muslim customers. The majority of Muslims will only buy No-Stun halal meat from Halal Butchers Shops – they will not buy from supermarket Halal Counters, because they cannot be sure that the supermarket meat is authentic halal.
This has been confirmed by the Head of a leading Halal Authority – see his words here…
Concerns are that the halal meat has been contaminated at some stage – transportation without further halal certification at other logistics levels can be an issue and even handling by a Non-muslim can be considered to cause contamination issues; furthermore the fact that halal meat is being sold in a shop that also sells pork, can also put off muslim shoppers.
No-Stun Halal Meat is also being given to School pupils.
There are an increasing number of Schools serving HMC Halal Meat – this No-Stun Halal Meat & Poultry is given to ALL pupils, including Non-muslim pupils, often without their parent’s knowledge or consent. In far too many Primary Schools, the Nick Clegg policy of Free School Dinners for ALL ends up imposing Halal meat & poultry on All children, whether they are Muslims or not.
This is Illegal according to the Original Licence of Exemption (see image below) which clearly states that Halal Meat that is processed without any stun at all should be for Muslim consumption ONLY – NOT for everyone.
Questions need to be asked, such as WHY is the FSA (Food Standards Agency) turning a blind eye to the License of Exemption Rule?
Halal should just be a niche market in UK, like kosher has always been.
The Scottish Government have admitted that the placing of non-stunned meat slaughtered in the UK into the general food chain has been illegal since 1995.
SO WHY IS DEFRA TURNING A BLIND EYE?
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UK – HALAL MEAT IS ILLEGAL & has been since 1995
The Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations (WASK) 1995 state that all animals slaughtered in the UK should be fully stunned to the point of insensibility before slaughter and until death. A dispensation exists in WASK for animals slaughtered for Halal and Kosher meat which states that these animals are not required to be stunned. Section 12.2 of the legislation states that meat from animals not stunned must ONLY be sold/ provided to Muslims & Jews.
The Original Licence of Exemption – which is definitely still valid – clearly states that No-Stun Halal & Kosher Meat should be for Jews & Muslims ONLY – NOT for Everyone.
Here is an image of that Licence which I obtained from a Muslim Charity website belonging to: The London Central Mosque Trust & the Islamic Cultural Centre (ICC)
…the highlight in black is theirs not ours, but the key words we care about are below that highlighted section, in that same paragraph…
LICENCE OF EXEMPTION
In 2012, around 20% of Halal meat produced in the UK was from animals slaughtered with no form of stunning. (Food Standards Agency. June 2012).
SECONDLY… Also of grave concern is the remainder of Halal meat – the 80% – which is sourced from animals that are subjected to a stun method called “Stun-to-stun”. This stunning method uses an amperage far below that recommended in guidelines for an effective stun. In fact Prof.Temple Grandin has said that the Livestock begin to recover within 15 seconds of the Reversible Stun being administered.
NOTE that Muslims say clearly that a Proper Stun could result in the death of the animal, so it cannot be used, because the Meat cannot be Halal.
Just to be clear on this – a Proper Stun will put the animal or poultry into an IRREVERSIBLE state of unconsciousness and into a PERMANENT state of being insensible to pain. That is the reason the traditional stun cannot be used for halal meat which can only be obtained from animals & poultry that are ALIVE at the point of slaughter.
Our traditional slaughter methods have been changed…
For example, sheep used to be stunned to the Head AND the Body – now they are given a Low stun to the Head ONLY.
Many devout Muslims speak out against the Reversible Stun that is being used in so many Slaughterhouses, saying it is more cruel than No Stun at all.
That is because the animals are becoming conscious after the throat cut, thrashing out and bellowing loudly on the slaughter line – until “Allah knows best”.
Reversible Stunning leads to completely unnecessary suffering in 21st Century Britain – it is very cruel.
It takes at least 6 minutes for cattle to die after the throat cut… at least 4 minutes for sheep & goats to die and at least 2 minutes for poultry & ducks.
AND many muslims completely reject Halal Meat that has been subjected to any form of stunning anyway!
After a public consultation in 2013, new stricter rules were passed for EU countries, which clearly stated the minimum stun that animals and poultry should be given, but here in Britain those rules were completely ignored and the old 1995 WASK Rules remain still to this day – PROOF HERE…
Why have we tolerated this in 21st Century Britain?
We must BOYCOTT HALAL Meat – Leave it on the Supermarket shelves to rot & complain!
– Insist on conventional meat from your Butcher or buy direct from Farmers you know.
This will be difficult to avoid halal meat & poultry, because most, if not all meat going through Smithfield Meat Market is now halal ritually slaughtered! Note that Smithfield Market or, to give it its official name, London Central Markets, is the largest wholesale meat market in the UK and one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
NOTE that it is mandatory for ALL EC Meat to bear the Licence Number of the Abattoir where it was sourced!
Most Meat in UK will have an EC Meat Code number like this… it must be stamped on ALL Meat Carcasses AND it must appear on ALL packaged Meat.
Please research where the meat you are buying is sourced from – the 4 digit EC Meat Code on all meat sold in Europe is traceable back to source… however some supermarkets make it a little more confusing – see this from Morrisons…
WHERE’S THIS FROM App for iPhones & Androids
There is a very useful APP called WHF = ‘Where’s This From’ that will not tell you if the meat is halal or not, but it will tell you where the meat is sourced, if you type in that 4 digit code that is on the carcass or the meat packaging! Armed with the name of the Slaughterhouse of Cutting Plant you can Google that business to find out about it or ring up the slaughterhouse to ask if they say a blessing over their livestock or not.
This App is completely FREE to use!
WHERE’S THIS FROM?
THIRDLY we have the problem of the HARAM MEAT…
Finally we have the problem of the mis-selling of Haram Meat mainstream – as if it is conventional meat.
In fact our butchers will say… “This meat is NOT halal” and offer us the Sub-standard meat (usually at a cheaper price) that has been Rejected at the Post Slaughter inspection at a halal slaughterhouse! Some butchers will know it is not actually meat that has been killed in a conventional way, but many of our butchers are also hoodwinked into buying this Haram Meat – often at a cheaper prices – but they have no knowledge of where it has come from.
Muslims will say that some meat, after halal Ritual Slaughter, does not meet the grade & so it is not halal; this rejected ritually slaughtered meat is renamed ‘haram‘ and will then be discarded into the mainstream Food Chain… but for us (who are looking at this issue from a Non-muslim perspective) – this meat is still HALAL – it has been prepared in the way that Muslim Meat should be prepared… it has been dedicated to a foreign god and slaughtered unstunned or ultra-low amperage stunned – it is certainly not Traditional Meat that was properly stunned before slaughter! See what Waitrose say on their website about this so-called ‘Non-halal’ meat – they give 3 reasons for selling it to unsuspecting shoppers!
This Substandard Haram Meat is the rejected Halal Meat – it has been Ritually Slaughtered after being dedicated to Allah… BEFORE being rejected for reasons that we will never know, because records regarding why the Halal Inspector rejects the halal meat are not recorded – and certainly never published. So WHY should we accept meat that has been foisted off onto us as being conventional meat, when in reality it has been cast off from the halal market, rather than being thrown away, because it was deemed to be ‘Unfit For Muslim Consumption’?
Why are we tolerating this?
PLEASE BOYCOTT HALAL MEAT & the Rejected HARAM meat from Halal Slaughterhouses.
We must stop buying it to reduce demand and curb the supply – and insist on conventional meat that has been properly stunned.
You are in for a treat – you will taste the difference!
This is how ridiculously out of control the Halal Industry has become in Australia…
There are now OVER 40 halal authorities
Here is a Quote from the 2015 Senate Inquiry into Third Party Certification of Food regarding the Halal Certification Racket
From the Senate Inquiry Report – 1 December 2015 © Commonwealth of Australia 2015:
“1.95 Numerous examples of alleged corruption were presented to the committee, in addition to reports from the media.
These examples included allegations of bribery, conflicts of interest, intimidation, suspect certification practices and fraudulent certificates, in both the domestic and overseas halal certification systems.”
VIEW THE REPORT ON THE SENATE INQUIRY HERE:
Senate Inquiry into Third Party Certification of Food
1 December 2015 © Commonwealth of Australia 2015
Senate Inquiry into Third Party Certification of Food
LIST OF HALAL AUTHORITIES WITH BRIEF DETAILS3h>
1. AACCI = Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Australia Arab Chamber Of Commerce & Industry – Deals with Palestine
So… Does Australia recognise this pariah state?
Presumably they mean the people who are living in the Gaza Strip who have chosen to be led by the terrorist group called HAMAS?
TATE & LYLE say they are ‘HAPPY TO BE HALAL CERTIFIED’
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Thank you for your email
Tate and Lyle are proud of the reputation that we have built and have implemented many quality systems to ensure that our products reach you in the best possible condition.
I am happy to confirm that we are Halal Certified.
We greatly appreciate our customer’s feedback as this allows us to continue to improve and grow.
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Improve Animal Welfare in Abattoirs – We owe the animal respect says Professor Temple Grandin
As intelligent beings we humans can ensure the animals we eat lead good lives and die painlessly and without stress, indeed I believe we have a moral duty to ensure this.
Quote from a Doctor of Animal Science & University Professor…
“I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we’ve got to do it right. We’ve got to give those animals a decent life and we’ve got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect.”
There is a lot of wrong doing in the Meat industry – we really must insist on change!
The top priority must be higher standards of animal welfare at the time of slaughter.
We really must raise the standards in our abattoirs in a way that is fitting for the 21st Century.
Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, best selling author, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behaviour.
As a person with high-functioning autism she cannot lie.
When I design livestock-handling equipment, I can test-run the system in my head. It was easy for me to figure out how animals think and how animals would react because I think visually. Animals don’t think in language. They think in pictures. It’s very easy for me to imagine what would it be like to go through a system if you really were a cow, not a person in a cow costume but really were a cow, and autistic senses and emotions are more like the senses of an animal.
By serving as an advocate and speaker for the animal, Dr. Grandin has changed the demands placed on operations; by explaining the financial and other benefits to operators, she has also helped them justify the outlay in changes and building updates.
“Humane Livestock Handling” is required reading in every college and university level course on the subject today. Her thoughts and words have become a constant guardian of the animal through the new generations of cattle ranchers and slaughter house operators that now slowly enter the industry.
So it makes us wonder how the 21st Century Scholars of Islam can be so out of step…
NOW in the 21st Century the Scholars of Islam insist on Non-Stun Ritual Slaughter and have issued a Fatwa On Stunning.
See it here on the Official website for ANSA – The Association of Non-Stun Abattoirs
Fatwa from Darul Ifta, Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi regarding stunning and other practices in the Halal meat industry
It is such a disturbing fact that more & more of our slaughterhouses are reverting back to 7th Century Halal Ritual Slaughter practices!
THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!
See the difference on this video between the traditional British way of slaughter and the muslim way…
WARNING – This video has scenes which are disturbing!
THIS IS HALAL (Advice: Over 18s Only)
WHY could this be happening???
Unnecessary animal cruelty is accompanied by much wrong doing… this is a quote from a muslim website – when you open the page – See Question 4 which says…
Some Halal meat supplying companies operating in the Halal meat industry in the UK abuse the law and voluntarily liquidate their companies after operating for some time, and by doing so free themselves of their accumulated debt, and then without paying their govt. taxes and debts owed to the farmers they open another company under another name and start operating again. In this way they undercut other law abiding companies engaged in providing Halal meat. These people are a cause of disrepute to the whole Halal meat industry, and they are one of the main reasons why many shortcuts and bad practices aimed at cost cutting have been introduced into the industry. Would Muslim certification bodies be justified denying certification to these companies?
This fatwa was issued in the lead article of the fourth issue of Inspire magazine, which was published on January 16, 2011, Yemeni-American jihadi cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki encourages jihadists living in the West to assist the financing of jihadi activities through any means possible – including theft, embezzlement and seizure of property. The U.S. government, and U.S. citizens are singled out as prime targets for these acts.
Jihad and Terrorism Threat
Apart from the halal industry, there are many other ills in the animal handling industry… Not all of which are purely financially motivated or callous, but often stem from an misunderstanding of the needs and wants of animals.
Slaughterhouses must adapt. It’s not just the financially sound and humane thing to do, it also brings about better operations and better human/animal interactions with all the benefits that brings.
BOYCOTT HALAL and let’s aim by 2020 to transform our slaughterhouses
– get operations working closely or completely within Temple Grandin’s design.
Humane Livestock Handling
Beef Cattle Behaviour, Handling and Facility Design Set
Transcript of Temple Grandin: The Woman Who Talks to Animals
Whether vegan, vegetarian or meat eaters, we all benefit in so many ways from the use of animal bi-products in our modern world…
See the following video to find out how pig parts make the world turn…
Christien Meindertsma, author of “Pig 05049” looks at the astonishing afterlife of the ordinary pig, parts of which make their way into at least 185 non-pork products, from bullets to artificial hearts.
VIDEO: Christien Meindertsma: How pig parts make the world turn
IMPROVE ANIMAL WELFARE IN ABATTOIRS – NOW!
Cambridge Engineered Solutions (CES) is pleased to be the first metal belt manufacturer in the world to receive the Islamic Services of America’s (I.S.A.) Halal certification. By incorporating the Halal compliance system into manufacturing processes, Cambridge qualified the belts, as well as the process, to the I.S.A.’s stringent standards.
I.S.A. reviewed Cambridge’s production and materials at their headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and once determined compliant, I.S.A. visited the Cambridge Engineered Solutions headquarters in Cambridge, Maryland, for a full-inspection of the manufacturing facilities. This onsite inspection verified that CES operations also met Halal standards.
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