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UK – HALAL MEAT IS ILLEGAL & has been since 1995

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…

HALAL MEAT loses its certification unless sold in a Halal Shop

HALAL MEAT loses its certification unless sold in a Halal Shop

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?
Essential Reading – Please Click on LINK to Read the Post.

UK – HALAL MEAT IS ILLEGAL & has been since 1995
http://halalfocus.net/uk-scottish-government-admit-halal-meat-is-illegal

The Scottish Government admits that halal meat has been illegal since 1995

The Scottish Government admits that halal meat has been illegal 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
http://www.iccservices.org.uk/downloads/reports/farm_animal_welfare_council_report_on_welfare_of_livestock_slaughtered_by_religious_methods.pdf

The original Licence of Exemption from Regulations of Normal Livestock Slaughter

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.

Comparison of Head & Body Stuner AND Head Only Stunner

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…

On 3-5-2014 the new EU WATOK Regulations were Revoked Before Implementation. WATOK = Welfare At Time Of Killing

On 3-5-2014 the new EU WATOK Regulations were Revoked Before Implementation.
WATOK = Welfare At Time Of Killing

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.

Look out for a UK MEAT CODE like this one

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…

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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?
http://www.wheresthisfrom.com/

Research where your Meat & Poultry was sourced from before you buy.

Research where your Meat & Poultry was sourced from before you buy.

THIRDLY we have the problem of the HARAM MEAT…

HARAM MEAT has been dedicated to Allah and ritually slaughtered - but REJECTED by the Muslim  Inspector as being "Unfit For Muslim Consumption"

HARAM MEAT has been dedicated to Allah and ritually slaughtered – but REJECTED by the Muslim Inspector as being “Unfit For Muslim Consumption”

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!

NOTE that this mis-selling of haram meat is not unusual - ALL supermarkets are selling this sub-standard Haram Meat  off cheap to unsuspecting shoppers - and most Restaurant Chains are also serving up halal & haram meat to unsuspecting consumers.

NOTE that this mis-selling of haram meat is not unusual – ALL supermarkets are selling this sub-standard Haram Meat off cheap to unsuspecting shoppers – and most Restaurant Chains are also serving up halal & haram meat to unsuspecting consumers.

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!
BOYCOTT HALAL!

Boycott Halal – Pat Condell

Thank You and Well Done to Pat Condell for this informative video.

Well Done & Thanks to Pat Condell for Boycotting Halal and for creating this informative video.

Well Done & Thanks to Pat Condell for Boycotting Halal and for creating this informative video.

Pat explains…

I used to be a stand-up comedian. Now I make videos criticising religion and political correctness.

Patrick “Pat” Condell is a writer, political commentator, comedian and atheist internet personality… but here he has a serious message about how to overcome the fear of retribution that stops many of us publicly criticising the halal industry.
Pat speaks from experience, as videos he has released in the past have often caused an outcry from some in the Muslim community – and Pat even received Death Threats from Muslims last year.

It is great to know that Pat Condell is Boycotting Halal products & services too as we all are…
Watch and Listen to this video where he will explain why he is taking this action…
BOYCOTT HALAL

CAMPBELLS are Halal Certified by ISNA

Campbell’s Soup goes halal with approval from Hamas-linked ISNA Campbell's Condensed Soup - BOYCOTT CAMPBELLS
INSA = the Islamic Society of North America, a Wahhabi-funded racket

INSA = the Islamic Society of North America, a Wahhabi-funded racket

INSA = the Islamic Society of North America, a Wahhabi-funded racket

See this From the Campbells website:
•In the coming months, all our Halal-certified products will have the ISNA logo directly on their labels, so you can easily identify them at your grocery store.
At Campbell Canada, we take great care to ensure that these products are & remain Halal & have an on-going certification agreement with ISNA. If you have questions about Campbell Halal-certified Products please call the Campbell’s Consumer Response Center at 1-800-410-7687.
CAMPBELL's Halal-Certified Products
ISNA has admitted ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/10/campbells-soup-goes-halal-with-approval-from-hamas-linked-isna.html

Campbells Products
CANADA – CONTACT CAMPBELLS & COMPLAIN!
At Campbell Canada, we take great care to ensure that these products are and remain Halal and have an on-going certification agreement with ISNA.
If you have questions about Campbell Halal-certified Products please call the Campbell’s Consumer Response Center at 1-800-410-7687.

Boycott all this stuff. Write & tell them so.

http://www.campbellsoup.ca/en/talk/contact.asp

http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/Feedback.aspx

CAMPBELL's Halal Certified Foods
Campbell products & brands:
Pace Foods: A popular line of salsas, acquired by Campbell in 1995
Pepperidge Farm: A brand of homemade-style cookies and snack crackers, such as Goldfish crackers. Pepperidge Farm also markets gourmet cookies, breads, croutons, and stuffing.
Prego: Pasta Sauces
Swanson Broth
V8 Vegetable Juice
V8 Splash Juice Drinks
V8 V.Fusion
Arnott’s Biscuits Holdings:  Australia’s largest supplier of biscuits & 2nd largest supplier of snacks
Blå Band (Sweden & Finland)
Devos Lemmens (Belgium)
Franco-American
de:Erasco/Heisse Tasse (Germany) – owned by Campbell’s since 1996, manufactured in Lübeck
Liebig (France) – Purchased from Groupe Danone in 1997, Liebig is the leading aseptic soup brand in France.
Raguletto
Royco (France & Belgium)
StockPot Soups (Everett WA, USA)

SRI LANKA CALL A HALAL BOYCOTT!

The Sinhalese Buddhist majority in  

Sri Lanka call for a Halal Boycott

Following the Government Minister raising his voice against the Halal Certification racket in SriLanka on 14th February,  the Sinhalese Buddhist majority in Sri Lanka has called for the abolition of the Muslim halal system of certifying foods & other goods and said NO to any new Mosques. There is now a Halal Crisis in Sri Lanka with a call to take action and to SAY NO TO HALAAL.

 ‘හලාල්’ වෙනුවෙන් උලමා-උලමා ගැටේ


‘හලාල්’ වෙනුවෙන් උලමා-උලමා ගැටේ

Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, is a naturally beautiful island off the Southern tip of India.
Until May 2009, when the government forces seized the last area controlled by Tamil Tiger rebels,  the people had experienced a long and bitter civil war for more than 25 years which arose out of ethnic tensions between the majority  Sinhalese and the Tamil minority in the northeast.  The violence killed more than 70,000 people, damaged the economy and harmed tourism in one of South Asia’s potentially most prosperous societies.

The Buddhist majority in the country are peace-loving and fair-minded, but it is vital not to hurt their feelings or insult other faiths.

They abhor the halal ritual slaughter which Muslims insist is necessary to produce halal meat. This outdated 7th Century Ritual Slaughter seems unnecessarily cruel to livestock in 21st Century Sri Lanka, but muslims insist that the Muslim way of slaughter is the best and they say that the animals get no feeling when the jugular vein of the neck is cut and the blood flows from the body… Muslims believe that immediately after the cut , the whole body of the animal will get numb and it will not feel any pain. Muslims are against stunning the animal, because they say that the blood will still be there and the animal will suffer.  However a  four year Dialrel Study carried  out by Veterinary Scientists from many countries of Europe found the opposite is true and they concluded that halal ritual slaughter causes unnecessary suffering.

The publication of that Scientific Paper is here and is entitled ‘Veterinary Concerns’

http://issuu.com/florencebergeaud-blackler/docs/veterinary-concerns?viewMode=magazine

Sri Lanka say NO to Halal Meat and its Halal Animal Bi-Products

Sri Lanka say NO to Halal Meat and its Halal Animal Bi-Products

Buddhist monk Kirama Wimala Jothi has urged Sri Lanka’s non-Muslim majority to boycott any product with the halal label and asked the government to outlaw Islamic clerics issuing such certification.

A Facebook Group called  SAY NO TO HALAL in SRI LANKA has now been set up  with a growing following here…

SAY NO TO HALAAL

 http://www.facebook.com/SayNoToHalaal

Sri Lanka Say NO to HAlaal Reject All Halaal Products!  Halaal is a trojan horse of sharia law!

Sri Lanka Say NO to HAlaal
Reject All Halaal Products!
Halaal is a trojan horse of sharia law!

Then on 14th February, Sri Lanka Minister of Research and Technology Patali Champika Ranawaka, requested that all halal food producers remove the halal certificate. He warned that his Party, Sinhala Buddhist Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) would take action unless the producers of halal heed their demand.

Muslims say that from their perspective there’s nothing wrong if Christians or Buddhist will eat halal foods. It’s just a matter of choice if you like it or not;  but if you outlaw the selling of halal products, then that’s another matter. You are depriving the people of their freedom to choose.

Conversely, the halal certification process is now seen as a violation of the Rights of the Majority who want traditional foods and food services. The Sinhalese majority do not want different products in the market for different groups, because they say this will cause social segregation on religious lines.

It seems clear that halal certification isolates the Muslims followers of Islam from Sri Lankan society, creates tension and challenges the traditional Sri Lankan food culture.

COLOMBO:  A new hardline Sinhalese Buddhist group in Sri Lanka has called for the complete abolition of the Muslim halal system of certifying foods and other goods.

Message...  "The Earth Is For Everyone, Not Only For Muslims"

Message… “The Earth Is For Everyone, Not Only For Muslims”

The Bodu Bala Sena, or Buddhist Strength Force, also said foreign propagators of religions should leave the country within a month.

SRI LANKA - CEYLON - SAY NO TO HALAAL

SRI LANKA – CEYLON – SAY NO TO HALAAL

Yesterday thousands of Sinhalese supporters of the Buddhist majority attended a rally in a suburb of the capital, Colombo…

 The United National Party (UNP) urged The President to make his personal opinion known to the public on the matter of the Halal Certificates and to take action to remove them.

Youth activists at the rally wore T-shirts denouncing the Muslim halal method of slaughtering animals to eat.

Addressing the media in Colombo, UNP Western Provincial Council member Niroshan Padukka said, “As UNP, we do not agree with the concept of Halal Certificates, and support our leader Ranil Wickremesinghe’ s statement that the government should deal with the authorization of these certificates, rather than the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama Halal Certification Authority.

Addressing the media in Colombo, UNP Western Provincial Council member Niroshan Padukka said, “As UNP, we do not agree with the concept of Halal Certificates, and support our leader Ranil Wickremesinghe’ s statement that the government should deal with the authorization of these certificates, rather than the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama Halal Certification Authority.

They reject halal products & services and the creeping Islamification of their country eg. a Mosque has been built in Dambulla, which is considered by many to be a sacred Buddhist area. The prime minister ordered the mosque’s relocation on Sunday, following an attack on the mosque on Friday by hardline Buddhists, including monks and all this amid a rising  religious tension in the country. The Buddhist Sinhalese make up three-quarters of Sri Lanka’s 20 million population.

Sri Lanka Demo in Columbio

Muslims make up less than 10% of the population , but the majority are seeing a rise in halal certified products. This unwanted over-production of halal products & services is considered by the  majority to be threatening their culture and their valued traditions. There is a gradual increase in halal restaurants and Markets and we have even found that Muslims have started to export Halal Fish to the UK from a halal supplier called Ceylon Fisheries Limited via their fully operational processing plant at Tudella, Ja-Ela, Negombo, Sri Lanka.

ALL CEYLON  CALL FOR HALAL BOYCOTT & REMOVAL OF HALAL CERTIFICATES

ALL CEYLON CALL FOR HALAL BOYCOTT & REMOVAL OF HALAL CERTIFICATES

The increasing halal trade within Sri Lanka is completely unacceptable to the majority, so Sinhalese leaders have now called for a boycott of halal meat and demanded shops clear their stocks by April, according to the AFP news agency reports.

Now the The leading Muslim religious leaders’ group, the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama, has warned against violence threatened by striking Muslims – they have called for Muslims to fast instead. Muslims have now gone on strike in eastern Sri Lanka which have left schools, government offices, buses and the public market all shut after that decree from the main mosque.

ABC Radio Australia have produced this article entitled:
Sri Lankan monks launch halal meat boycott

BBC News ASIA has produced a VIDEO with this article entitled:
Sri Lanka hardline group calls for halal boycott

The Emirates have produced this article entitled:
Buddhist monks demand halal boycott

BOYCOTT HALAL call for International support & recognition that Non-Islamic Nations of the World have a right to protect their unique identities, uphold their values, but most importantly preserve their traditional food chain from a stealth takeover of halal products & services.
Surely we do not have to actually fight to stop the imposition of 7th Century barbaric halal Ritual Slaughter along with all that halal certification entails.
Animals deserve respect and so do the wishes of  all the different unique indigenous populations of the world.

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The outcome was that the Government shut down the ACJU Halal Certification Authority.
Then a new Halal Authority was formed under Government control, but also with access to guidance from the Muslim Community Leaders.
ACJU = All Ceylon Jamiyvathul Ulama – was Shut Down.

On 11 March 2013 the SRI LANKA ACJU HALAL FOOD LABEL was WITHDRAWN

On 11 March 2013 the SRI LANKA ACJU HALAL FOOD LABEL was WITHDRAWN

The new Halal Authority under Government control is the HAC

Old & New Halal logos

HAC = Halal Accreditation Council (Guarantee) Limited.

The HAC Website is more transparent and  includes Company & Brand information and Product Listings.

The HAC Website is more transparent and includes Company & Brand information and Product Listings.

The HAC has now been recognised as a bonafide halal authority by the WHFC
WHFC = World Halal Food Council.
 

However, it is the Right of those who are Not Followers of Islam to still choose to Reject Halal Certified products in Sri Lanka – which is what they do.

Some of the Brands still being boycotted by Non-muslims in Sri Lanka

Some of the Brands still being boycotted by Non-muslims in Sri Lanka

Halal Certification strengthens Islam, because all the funds from the sale of halal certificates, fund Islamic ends.

BOYCOTT HALAL in SRI LANKA

We Boycott Halal in Sri Lanka

EU ALERT: Horse & Pig Burgers raise fears for halal products across Europe

 

Horse meat in burgers ‘could be health risk’

Beefburgers containing horse meat could have been made from “diseased or injured animals” and be unsafe to eat, environmental health experts say.

Muslim websites are expressing fears of a HALAL Clampdown in Europe after PIG & HORSE MEAT is discovered in Beefburgers across the UK and Ireland.

The BeHalal website point out…

“As well as detecting the presence of horse and pig DNA in some burgers, it also tested 31 beef meal products such as cottage pie, beef curry pie and lasagne. Some 21 were found to have pig DNA but no traces of horse DNA were found. Traces of horse DNA were detected in batches of raw ingredients, including some from the Netherlands and Spain. Our industry sources have advised us that ABP, which owns two of the businesses named by the FSAI, Silvercrest Foods and Dalepak Hambleton and is one of the leading beef producers and exporters in Europe. And Liffey Meats Ltd who own the halal world cuisine trademark. Both companies produce halal product lines at the same sites. Often companies producing meat products also pack for other brands and however, it is not clear at this stage if halal lines are affected or how extensive this problem may be for the halal industry. This is not the first time the halal industry maybe affected and continues to face fraud… This calls for better self-regulation by halal certification organisations and importantly for them to have competent staff, effective systems and checks to protect against an industry fraught by higher levels of fraud to address this issue.”

Read the rest of the article here…
EU ALERT: Horse and pork findings in Burgers raise fears for halal products across Europe
http://behalal.org/home/eu-alert-horse-and-pork-findings-in-burgers-raise-fears-for-halal-products-across-europe/

HALAL MEAT SUPPLIERS LIFFEY MEATS – Liffey Meats Ltd who own the halal world cuisine trademark.
Liffey Meats, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan
Pig DNA in five brands; also traces of horse DNA in three brands
The firm was “purely a beef processor and has absolute traceability on all of the beef used. The source of the contamination is imported ingredients and these will be replaced from other sources before production is resumed and customers are supplied”.
The other meat companies: What they said…
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2013/0117/1224328953044.html?via=rel

LIFFEY halal meat is NAMED in this next article as being among the MEAT WITHDRAWN from Supermarkets across the UK!
The products were produced by three processing plants, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods in Ireland and Dalepak Hambleton in the UK, and were on sale in Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland.
In one sample from Tesco, the level of DNA indicated that horse meat accounted for approximately 29 per cent relative to the beef content!

Updated: Horse and pig DNA found in supermarket beef burgers
http://www.thejournal.ie/horse-meat-beef-burgers-supermarkets-755676-Jan2013/

Horse meat in burgers ‘could be health risk’
Beefburgers containing horse meat could have been made from “diseased or injured The meat posed a health risk because it had not come from identified sources, they warned.
“There is no information on how the entitled  horse meat came to be in the burgers and so there is no way of telling whether the meat is safe to eat. It could be from diseased or injured animals, for example,” said John Sleith, the head of the Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland. animals” and be unsafe to eat, environmental health experts say.
Horse meat in burgers ‘could be health risk’

SEE VIDEO in this Daily Telegraph article entitled ~ Minister:  Horse Meat burgers ‘extremely serious issue’

Horse meat in burgers ‘could be health risk’

Beefburgers containing horse meat could have been made from “diseased or injured animals” and be unsafe to eat, environmental health experts say.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/9809821/Horse-meat-in-burgers-could-be-health-risk.html

ABP & Liffey Meats Ltd are leading European beef producers with halal product lines. Liffey Meats Ltd own the halal world cuisine trademark.

ABP & Liffey Meats Ltd are leading European beef producers with halal product lines. Liffey Meats Ltd own the halal world cuisine trademark.

Following the ‘shock discovery’ of horse meat in burgers, the Food Standards Agency has issued an assurance that the burgers ARE safe to eat.
How can they say that?
Considering that no-one knew that the horse meat was in the burgers, there is no way those horses’ passports can have been checked to ensure they were in fact destined for the food chain!
Horse Passports have 2 ‘declarations’ in them: one stating they are NOT intended for slaughter for human consumption, and one stating they ARE intended for slaughter for human consumption.
If the first Declaration is signed by the owner, the horse may be given any amount and types of drugs and medication prohibited for use in animals destined for the human food chain, such as certain anti-biotics, anti-histamines and steroidal drugs. Also, horses should not enter the human food chain within 28 days of being treated for internal parasites.
Without knowing the status of these horses’ passports, I just don’t see how anyone can issue any assurances that that horse meat is indeed safe to eat…
BOYCOTT HALAL! You know it makes sense!

BANGERS BAN IN HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS!

Bangers ban in hundreds of schools

Pork is being banned from school dinners – even where the majority of parents have no religious objection to it.

 Many Schools Do Not Offer Pork Options Now!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9335831/Bangers-ban-in-hundreds-of-schools.html

 

BANGERS BAN IN HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS

BANGERS BAN IN HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS

 

…And halal does not just involve meat…

Halal is a way of life and can encompass our entire Food Chain.

Head teachers are deciding for “cultural” & “religious” reasons to drop traditional sausages and ham from children’s lunches.  In some instances Traditional Ham has been replaced by ‘Halal Turkey’ham’ and Traditional Pork or Beef Sausages are replaced with ‘halal chicken sausages with halal ‘ham’ flavouring’ or with ‘halal beef sausages’.

Here is a typical School Lunch with a ‘Turkey ‘Ham’ Sandwich…

Turkey-Ham

Such Trickery! Traditional Ham is replaced with a Halal Substitute called ‘Turkey Ham’ that has been flavoured by halal ‘ham’ flavouring!
TIP: AVOID Processed Meat!

Newham, London – HALAL PRIMARY SCHOOL advertises in this .pdf document ‘Free School Meals for Primary School Children.
http://www.newham.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/DECD9C19-28B4-40A7-AD05-A871F394656F/0/Halalprimaryschoollunchmenu.pdf
Typical Menus are…

Typical UNNEEDED Halal Substitute Food can be…
[HALAL] Chicken Sausages in gravy with mashed potatoes
Vegetable Stir Fry with [HALAL] Quorn & Noodles
Spaghetti Bolognaise (Lamb) [HALAL LAMB]
[HALAL] Cheese & Tomato Pizza
[HALAL] Chocolate Sponge with [HALAL] Chocolate Sauce

What about the right of Christians & Sikhs – who are forbidden by their religions – to eat food that has been offered to a foreign god/idol?

Are Sikhs given a special abrogation from stunning so they can produce their meat in UK too?  No.

Surely in Britain there should be NO Halal Primary Schools?

Yet this Newham Primary School list of Free HALAL Dinners – with no choice of traditional meat on the menu !
Again all this has been happening for the past couple of years by Stealth.
http://www.newham.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/DECD9C19-28B4-40A7-AD05-A871F394656F/0/Halalprimaryschoollunchmenu.pdf

Dairy Products & Confectionery may contain halal bi-products, such as rennet; frozen food or fresh produce can be halal… Yes, even vegetables may be packaged and halal certified or may be in tins and halal certified. So many products have had their recipes changed to make them halal… they may include halal food additives or halal vitamins.

Do we think that Hindus should have religious rights? If your answer is yes then we should be against Halal being sold to all non-muslims, because Hindu’s do not wish to eat Halal, as it is against their own religious beliefs.  Where are their Religious Rights?  When are we going to see a STOP on the Halal Industry taking away our Freedom of Choice in Britain?  Or will this carry on until Traditional British Food becomes a niche market in our country that has a 95%+ Non-Muslim Population???  Halal food is spreading throughout Britain. A London Daily Mail investigation found that Britain’s major supermarket chains, fast-food restaurants, even some hospitals and schools were serving halal food without telling those who were eating it.

http://moneyjihad.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/muslim-brotherhood-nets-halal-tax-revenues/ 

Surely we should be protected by British Laws & Regulations???

Article 9 Human Rights Act. regarding Freedom of Conscience

This Act should give us the right to religious and secular freedom, i.e. to not be forced to participate in religious rites.

Dedicating this meat to a god violates this right: hence there is forced participation in another’s religion without consent.

Also Jews, Sikhs & Christians are specifically instructed not to eat this meat, so where is their religious freedom?

UK Human Rights blog
http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/incorporated-rights/articles-index/article-9/

At Blackburn Central High School ALL Non-Muslim children  are being given this HALAL or Vegetarian menu

So there is no real choice – if children do not want Muslim meat, then it is a Vegetarian diet or the option to bring in a Packed Lunch.

INSTITUTIONALISED  HALAL at Blackburn Central High School

INSTITUTIONALISED HALAL at Blackburn Central High School

So No Traditional Hot Roast Dinners for Non-Muslims  – now in many schools & colleges ALL Meals are halal

We have HALAL-ONLY SCHOOLS in Britain… WHY?

Anger over halal-only menus in schools
http://www.harrowobserver.co.uk/west-…

PARENTS PROTEST with Harrow Anti-Halal Leaflets

PARENTS PROTEST with Harrow Anti-Halal Leaflets

 

Haringey council in North London has issued “best practice” advice to all schools in its area to…

“Ban all pork products in order to cater for the needs of staff and pupils who are not permitted contact with these for religious reasons”.

In Tower Hamlets, East London, 85 out of 90 schools have ‘no pork’.

In Haringey’s infant, junior & primary schools, 37 out of 47 serve no pork.

Britain goes halal… but no one tells the public

Britain goes halal… but no one tells the public

Britain goes halal… but no one tells the public
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/ar…

BRIT KIDS FORCED TO EAT HALAL SCHOOL DINNERS
Muslim Meals for Primary Tots of all faiths

FORCED HALAL

BRIT KIDS FORCED TO EAT HALAL SCHOOL DINNERS
Muslim Meals for Primary Tots of all faiths

 

Philip Davies, the Conservative MP for Shipley, West Yorkshire, who has campaigned for clear labelling of halal and kosher meat in shops and restaurants, described the pork bans as “misguided political correctness”.

“Whilst I very much agree that pupils should be able to choose not to have pork, I believe it is totally wrong for schools to in effect force all pupils to abide by the religious beliefs of some by denying them the opportunity to choose to have pork,” he said.

“This is the type of misguided political correctness which builds up resentments which otherwise would not exist, and I very much hope these schools will change their stance and allow pupils a much more free choice.”

In the HALAL ONLY SCHOOLS – Bakery, Dairy & Confectionery products are affected too, as they must contain halal bi-products & halal additives and halal food colourings. Even vegetables are grown in halal bone-meal & halal compost under the strictest halal monitoring!
Ham & Pineapple Pizza is made with ‘Turkey Ham’ or ‘Chicken Ham’ which has a halal ‘ham’ flavour.
In addition to the compulsory use of halal certified products (to ensure no cross contamination), there is also the matter of Halal Services… Manufacturing Plants of all bread eg. Kingsmill & processed foods must be halal and monitored by Muslim Inspectors. Halal Flour, halal shortening, halal suet in pies & puddings.
Halal Ethyl Vanillin: synthetic vanilla flavoring. It is used for soft drinks, ice creams
and baked goods. Dairy Products must be from Halal Certified producers eg. Dairy Crest is HFA Certified. Many well known Brands of Dairy Products are now halal certified, but this is not shown on the carton. We look & find that many recipes of well known brands have been tampered with – Eg. ingredients like rennet have been replaced with halal rennet in yoghurts and cheeses – Plus no halal sign is clearly displayed on the product… so how will muslims know to buy it???
All this involves extra costs AND the halal certification involves an annual fee… and another fee if you want to display a logo to say your school kitchen is halal.
Plus these Halal Only School Kitchens and Food Processing Plants must also be regularly Monitored by Muslims and rules must be strictly adhered to eg.No alcohol can be used in the cleaning products…
Only halal Cleaning Products can be used. Another Cleaning Contract??? Delivery in Halal Van?
It can even mean that my children’s School Dinners are sold in Halal Packaging? Another Contract?

Stewart Houston, the chief executive of the National Pig Association, which represents commercial producers, also criticised the bans.

He said: “It is disappointing that schools can not be sufficiently organised to give children a choice of meat.”

Sausages and roast pork are staples of a British diet and children enjoy eating them.

TOAD IN THE HOLESausages and roast pork are staples of a British diet

TOAD IN THE HOLE
Sausages and roast pork are staples of a British diet

 

Marlborough College in Wiltshire has admitted that while halal chicken is usually only served to Muslims, it had ‘occasionally’ served it to all pupils

Oxford University students secretly served Muslim halal meat
http://swns.com/oxford-university-stu…

My Family do not like animal cruelty, so we want to avoid anything that contains Halal Gelatine, Halal Rennet or Halal Lecithin etc., as it is unclear whether these halal additives are a product of an artificial halal process or are animal bi-products which like the halal meat all come from animals which have been barbarically slaughtered, as they have not been properly stunned unconscious prior to having their throats slit! Even the most lax halal authority the HFA (Halal Food Authority) will ensure that animals are only Stunned to Immobilise, for the benefit of the slaughterer, not to ensure good animal welfare. That is clear on their website here: Quote in their words…

“Electric stun can be controlled like a dimmer switch on the wall for the immobilisation of the birds and the animals. This is working well…”
http://www.halalfoodauthority.co.uk/seminars-halalglobal.html

Halal Gelatine is usually made from calves that have been ritually slaughtered without stunning.
QUOTE FROM HALAL DICTIONARY:
Halal Gelatine: is a protein extracted from animal by-products, such as skin, bones, cartilage and used in a variety of food products. If made from vegetable, microbiological source or animal slaughtered in Islamic way, they are Halal.
http://halalfoodsafety.com/halal-dictionary/

PROTECT BRITISH JOBS!  It is also clear that the Halal Industry marginalises British Workers, because ONLY devout Muslims are allowed to Slaughter the meat.

Furthermore when we analyse where this tax payers money goes that is paying for these contracts… it seems clear according to the Qur’an, that as we pay for halal food we are indirectly paying zakat tax which is paid to Islamic ends by all devout Muslims.
So how does this benefit Britain in these times of austerity???
Where does the Qur’an say this Zakat should go? How should Zakat be used?
QUOTE from Surah 9:60

‘Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] traveler – an obligation [imposed] by Allah.’

What does this mean… well it is explained in the Link and clearly the only ones benefiting are Muslims.
My biggest objection is that an eighth of this Zakat Tax is directly paid to fund Islamic Freedom Fighters!
QUOTE:
The fighter (mujahid) will be given as salary what will be enough for him. If he needs to buy arms or some other supplies related to the war effort, Zakat money should be used provided the effort is to raise the banner of Islam.’
See that quote towards the end of this article…
Zakat (Alms)
http://www.missionislam.com/knowledge/zakat.htm

Finally, the most obvious reason that we should uphold British traditions and Judeo-Christian values is that Muslims Do NOT Require Halal Food in Non-Muslim Countries!
IMPORTANT: If there is no halal available then a Muslim is allowed to eat non-halal food.
Islam has laws regarding which foods can and cannot be eaten and also on the proper method of slaughtering an animal for consumption, known as dhabihah.
However if there is no halal food available then a Muslim is allowed to eat non-halal food.
Surah 2:173 states: “…if there is no other choice, …there is no sin in him.”
Surah 5:5 is the abrogated text that makes this even clearer when it says QUOTE:
Surat Al-Mā’idah (The Table Spread) – سورة المائدة

‘This day [all] good foods have been made lawful, and the food of those who were given the Scripture [People of the Book – Jews & Christians] is lawful for you and your food is lawful for them.’

http://quran.com/5/5
According to what LAW is it Lawful to eat all good foods if halal is not available?
Answer = According to SHARIAH LAW!
Only 3-5% of British Consumers are Muslim and want to follow Sharia Law… so we have a duty to uphold British traditions and Judeo-Christian values for te 95-97% majority who do not want of need halal..
Surely we, as the payers of Council Tax in this borough, should have a say about what our children can choose to eat at school. Religious foods and Special Needs foods should be an option – not forced on every child… and these minorities have the choice of bringing a packed lunch.

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PLEASE ALL SIGN THE PETITION

PLEASE ALL SIGN THE PETITION it doesn’t matter where you live.   Everyone can sign this.

THANK YOU.      SIGN HERE

We UK Consumers appeal to those in power to authorise the writing of a suitable policy that will make Labelling ALL Religiously Slaughtered meat a Legal Requirement by Law, so that we all know what we are buying & eating in plain English. We UK Consumers want ALL Ritually Slaughtered Meat & Bi-Products LABELLED with a simple ‘RS’ no matter how it is stunned or what its source is. ‘RS’ can also stand for ‘Religious Standard’ and could therefore be used on ALL Products that come under any Religious Standard.

This 'RS' Label signifies a Religious Standard and/or Ritually Slaughtered meat is involved in manufacture &/or distribution of this product.

 ‘RS’ Label 

Anywhere & anything associated with Ritual Slaughter or a Religious Standard needs labelling ‘RS’ so we fully understand what we are choosing to buy or eat.

The UK needs Consumer confidence to be restored and this will only happen when there is more transparency in Labelling of ‘RS’ food, goods & services.

We also fully support the EU Parliament’s move to Label ALL meat that has been obtained by Slaughter without stunning in the Food Information Regulation (FIR).

UK Consumers want ALL Ritually Slaughtered Meat LABELLED with a simple ‘RS’ no matter how stunned…

SIGN VIA THIS LINK:

http://www.gopetition.com/petition/44471/sign.html

See Petition Background (Preamble) Here:

http://www.gopetition.com/petition/44471.html

If the Red & Black Label would be too expensive due to the colour This Black & White alternative would do the job.

 

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Call on the Government to Investigate Halal ‘Charities’

We Call on the Government to Investigate the HMC & other Muslim Halal ‘Charities’

We have evidence that Halal businesses have been undercutting our Farmers, Slaughterhouses, Cutting Plants and Farming Businesses, because they have been allowed to claim CHARITY STATUS and thereby get EXEMPTION FROM TAX & VAT on the running costs of their businesses. More shocking details of this and other types of BUSINESS IRREGULARITIES can be clearly seen on the Halal Monitoring Services website where the following questions were asked by brother Umar of Coventry from Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi…

 Question 4 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? Halal Monitoring Services – Mufti Taki Usmani Fatwa

 

Halal Monitoring Committee – LIQUIDATION

 

HMC LIQUIDATION

Background… HALAL BUSINESSES GOING BANKRUPT? Could this be because Muslim Businessmen have had their Tax & VAT Avoidance Charity Status Scam stopped??? HALAL Companies have been operating a TAX AVOIDANCE SCAM by claiming Charity status to get out of paying the Tax & VAT that our own Farmers and Producers have to pay on their business running costs… This is how HALAL MEAT has been able to undercut traditional meat prices over the past decade… by20%+ PROOF:  Halal businesses get EXEMPTION FROM TAX & CHARITY STATUS!!! I found this document – at last the HMRC has put their foot down in UK on one scam! 24th October 2011 – HMC ACQUIRES VAT REGISTRATION Over the past two years, the National Executive Committee initiated a review of the governance and structure of the organisation. This led to the successful registration with the Charity Commission in May 2009 as since our inception, we have remained a not for profit organisation. Earlier this year, we started a dialogue with HMRC regarding our VAT status. As a faith based voluntary organisation, our understanding was HMC is exempt from VAT similar to other charitable organisations. However, after a series of meetings, HMRC has advised we should become VAT registered based on the nature of services we provide. We have today communicated the impact of this to certified plants and outlets. Reflecting on the change, Chairman of HMC, Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala said: “We appreciate this change will impact on our stakeholders but are confident our partners will appreciate the context of this change and the mandatory nature of the change. More over, we are working closely with HMRC to ensure that whilst we fulfil our legal obligations, the impact of the changes is minimal. For this reason, the change in charges will only apply to plants, and this will have minimal impact as VAT registered companies are able to reclaim the VAT. It is important for all our partners to support us on our journey to ensure the provision of genuine Halal.” http://www.halalmc.net/news_events/news.html Scroll Down Page To See 7th article entitled… 24th October 2011 – HMC ACQUIRES VAT REGISTRATION   ILLEGAL BUSINESS PRACTICE! HMC LIQUIDATION (UK) UK: Halal Monitoring Committee Limited goes into liquidation, but is now trading as HMC (UK) as it continues its work to supply Genuine Halal The HMC – is a so-called ‘respectable’ Halal Certification Board… On the background of the story that many muslim businesses are illegally claiming CHARITY STATUS to get out of paying TAX &  VAT,  we have already seen two more halal abattoirs close in Wales this month… Now the HMC is trying to wriggle out of paying its debts by going into Liquidation & opening for business in a new name – HMC (UK) Ltd.! QUOTE:  Halal Monitoring Committee Limited is in the process of being dissolved allowing them to be debt free and to continue their work they have set up as HMC (UK)! NB.  SEE COMMENTS BELOW THIS ARTICLE – This disreputable move has angered many people! 6/5/12  source:   HMC (UK) Press release http://behalal.org/home/uk-halal-monitoring-committee-limited-goes-into-liquidation-but-is-trading-as-hmc-uk-as-it-continues-its-work-to-supply-genuine-halal/#more-5220 ~

QUESTION:  Just wondering how many illegal  Halal Business Scams are going on in other countries???

~ AND the HMC is not an isolated case… it happened in CANADA too! The Canada Revenue Agency revoked IRFAN-Canada’s charity status in April 2011 after having concluded that it financed the terrorist organization Hamas. This Video explains that the meat you eat has been Halal-slaughtered AND how your money is not only paying for halal-slaughtered meat, but how your money is being sent to various terrorist groups. Point de Bascule: Halal slaughter, Hamas monetary gain The certification agency is controlled by the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), the main Muslim Brotherhood organization in Canada. MAC owns the building where the certification agency and the cultural centre are based and the administrators of the certification agency are former MAC directors or they have publicly endorsed MAC’s positions in the past. MAC’s halal program is part of a global Muslim Brotherhood’s strategy. SEE  THIS  VIDEO…

 

QUESTION – Why are we seeing such a rise in Halal Foods in Non-Islamic Countries???

 ANSWER…

In 2010 in Islamabad, a leader of the Islamist organization, the mufti of Bosnia, Mustafa Ceric, urged Muslims…

“to conquer the world through Halal movement.”

Country: United Kingdom, Europe

A leading European Muslim cleric has urged the international Muslim community to conquer the world through the halal movement. He is reported to have said that the halal movement can enable Muslims to rule the global economy because its food and other services are the basic needs of every human being. He claimed halal means “pure and hygienic”, and that the non-Muslim world has no hesitation in accepting it. His comments follow Operation Nehemiah’s report on a video produced by the World HalalForum, which uses slick advertising and exploits commercial gain in a bid to sell halal as a global brand. It is becoming apparent that halal is being used as an instrument of Islamic mission (dawa),bringing the oblivious non-Muslim world increasingly under the authority of sharia law.

“HALAL IS FOR EVERYONE” – WORLD HALAL FORUM

http://barnabasfund.org/UK/Act/Campaign/Operation-Nehemiah/Campaign-updates/Halal-is-for-everyone-World-Halal-Forum.html ~

QUESTION:  Just wondering how many illegal  Halal Business Scams are going on in other countries???

~

Back to our problems in the UK, especially the Business irregularities outlined above…

QUESTION:  In these times of austerity, WHY are we allowing such disrespectful flagrant cases of wrongdoing in any British Charities or Businesses?

Clearly this malpractice is putting our own hard-working Farmers livelihood in jeopardy? I have asked my local Farmers & Butchers  and others in the Food Industry that I have met on-line…

QUESTION:  WHY have you not spoken out about this ‘halal’ outrage long ago???

The answer in all cases was – “We are afraid of being labelled a ‘Racist’!” Clearly speaking out against Islam is not a racist issue and speaking out against Muslim’s who have no respect for the Law or Traditions of our country is not being racist either… Muslims are a multi-racial group of people from diverse cultural backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities… You cannot be a Racist for opposing them.

We Must Call on the Government to Investigate the HMC & other Halal ‘Charities’ & ALL Business Irregularities…

Let’s Clean Up Britain!

BOYCOTT HALAL Products & Services!

EU Strategy for the protection and welfare of animals

European Parliament resolution of 4 July 2012 on the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012–2015 (2012/2043(INI))

WE ALL NEED TO WRITE TO OUR MEPs TO URGE THEM TO SUPPORT THIS BILL

We should all be writing to our MEPs to get them to support this:

European Parliament resolution of 4 July 2012 on the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012–2015

(2012/2043(INI)) See 49 & 50 & 67

Texts adopted   Wednesday, 4 July 2012 – Strasbourg
Provisional edition

P7_TA-PROV(2012)0290 A7-0216/2012

Strategy for the protection and welfare of animals

 

49. Points to the concern among European citizens, expressed through their petitions to Parliament, about abuse of the derogations for un-stunned slaughtering in the EU; is particularly concerned that the current derogation for un-stunned slaughter is abused to a large extent in some Member States, to the detriment of animal welfare, of farmers and of consumers; urges the Commission to accelerate its evaluation on the labelling of meat from animals slaughtered without stunning and to present its report before 2013, following its commitment to undertake this evaluation in 2011; highlights that the question of consumers not being informed as to whether or not the meat they are buying is from animals slaughtered without stunning is an issue of great public interest for reasons of both transparency and animal suffering; underlines, however, that labelling is not an alternative to proper enforcement as it can only guide consumers if the information provided is verified and correct;

 

50. Stresses the need to establish more effective protection measures for animals which are exported from the EU to third countries for slaughter;

 

See also the importance of 67. 

67. Recalls that the Parliament considers that such a Framework Law should not prevent producers from introducing voluntary systems which go beyond EU rules, and believes that those systems should also be science based and could be promoted by certified and cohesive labels; calls on the Commission to build on its communication COM(2009)0584 by producing a study, if appropriate accompanied by legislative proposals, on EU-wide labelling schemes for meat and dairy products, aimed at informing consumers about the farming methods used, and their impact on the welfare of animals, to achieve the maximum effective and consistent transparency and communication to consumers;

 

 

See this EU Document particularly:  – See 49 & 50 & 67
European Parliament resolution of 4 July 2012 on the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012–2015 (2012/2043(INI))

We need to look into this more deeply as there may be other relevant clauses that we need to highlight that are more obscure at the moment.

 

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