UK – HALAL MEAT HAS BEEN ILLEGAL 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 – which is ILLEGAL. 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 – REVERSIBLE STUNNING IS CRUEL

Animals are NOT being Stunned properly – so they become conscious again within seconds
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 – surely this is ILLEGAL too!

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…


THIRDLY we have the problem of the mis-selling of the downgraded, sub-standard, Haram Meat mainstream – this Rejected Ritually Slaughtered meat, is being mis-sold to us, as if it is conventional meat… which it certainly isn’t.

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”

THIRDLY we have the problem of the Halal Industry selling off cheap their Ritually Slaughtered downgraded, sub-standard, Haram Meat to Big Buyers; who then sell it on to anyone who will buy cheap meat, or will serve it up in mainstream restaurants & fast food takeaway chains, as if it is conventional meat.
Obviously it is NOT labelled HARAM MEAT – or no one would buy it!
This Haram Meat is also sold off cheap to the Butchers Shop Chains
In fact our butchers will say with a grin… “This meat is NOT halal” and offer us the sub-standard haram meat (usually at a cheaper price). We are not told that this meat has been Rejected at the Post Slaughter inspection at a halal slaughterhouse! Obviously no one would buy it if they knew the truth! 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 – and some have no knowledge of where it has come from.
Surely this practice is ILLEGAL too!
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 same 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? Surely this is ILLEGAL too!

FOURTHLY – RITUALLY SLAUGHTERED MEAT IS BEING MIS-SOLD


Lastly there is so much evidence in every supermarket and many food outlets across Britain that we have checked that the Halal & the Haram Meat is being sold to us UNLABELLED as such.
We have had many Petitions & Letters to Governments over the years asking for more transparency in labelling, but the issue is either blamed on the EU, or ignored, or put off because it is uncertain what Halal Meat actually is… This uncertainty has arisen due to many arguments over the years, between different Islamic factions, who each have different standards, because the Truth of the matter is that there is NO AUTHENTIC HALAL STANDARD YET!
The fact that this meat has been involved in a ritual, dedicating it to a foreign god – Allah, is surely enough to warrant the labelling of this meat, as ‘Ritually Slaughtered’ – let’s call it ‘RS’ Meat.
Surely it is ILLEGAL to sell Halal or Haram Ritually Slaughtered meat & poultry to us UNLABELLED, as if it is the Conventional Meat we are looking for?
‘RS’ also stands for ‘Religious Standard’ and can cover ALL halal certified products too – whether Food or Non-Food.
‘RS’ can be used as a sign on all halal certified services and businesses that have gone down the halal compliance route to fulfil a ‘Religious Standard’.
We should not be relying on less than 5% Muslim minority for mainstream Consumer Information – that is the job of our elected Government and it is also the job of the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels, who should be writing the necessary Policy to enforce proper labelling, so that we can make a reasoned choice about what we are buying.
We have been sharing a clear labelling idea since 2011 that will avoid ALL loopholes and overcome the problem of authenticity… but we are still waiting for it to be considered and implemented. See it here…

Label ALL Halal Products & Services

We suggest a ‘RS’ Label is required for ALL Halal Certified products & services
Here is why…… see this article next:

Unfair Trading – ‘RS’ Label Required
We need to know what we are buying and eating and we want to know if products & services are following a religious standard, or are traditional to our nation… LABEL HALAL!

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!

24 Responses to UK – HALAL MEAT HAS BEEN ILLEGAL SINCE 1995

  1. Pamela King says:

    I find it a disgrace that in our own Christian country we have to be “duped” into buying Halal meat by the supermarket giants that are trying so hard to hide this from us. It is time this is stopped! DO NOT WANT TO EAT HALAL MEAT it is against everything I stand for. Is it not my right to be able to source meat killed according to our customs? Why should I have to worry that my meat “might be halal”, it should never been allowed to happen.

  2. Shirley Mallett says:

    What is the point of having welfare laws when they can be overturned for ‘religious slaughter’, but then sold to everyone in the country, whether they follow that religion or not?

    This is illegal, and causes far more animals to be ritually slaughtered than would otherwise be permitted.

    We are supposedly a civilised country, so why do we permit inhumane practices at all? What next? Killing of all male first born babies? Chop off the hands of thieves? Stone people to death, etc? Why not revert back to all religious practices that we discarded because they were inhumane or discriminatory?

  3. Brenda Cox says:

    My hope is the PM will have the strength to stop halal u limited, let us hope we stop eating g meat until then, my biggest hate phrase is” I’m a big meat eater” ,

    • Ron Dundon says:

      Are you joking me Brenda? Our current PM is never going to ban halal meat or any Company dealing in it. She is even considering removing the ban on our own wildlife hunting ie foxes, and the Government have also just extended the badger hunting cull by another eleven areas.
      I’m afraid cruelty to and welfare of animals in our Country ranks pretty low on any Government list of priorities be they Tory or Labour.

  4. john bye says:

    Many halal butchers buy non halal meat from Smithfield market to save money on halal price. Most chicken is halal killed so that suppliers’ can sell to halal without running out,for years.

  5. Janet Tanner-Tremaine says:

    If this cruel method of slaughter is ILLEGAL in the UK – why are we being being supplied it by the UK supermarkets???? Once again it comes to amoral, devious manipulation for the sake of MONEY and appeasing muslimes! This PC rubbish has to stop. We, the people, DEMAND it!!!

  6. Concerned citizen says:

    I would like to highlight a discriminatory aspect of halal food. According to the Malaysian government a new Halal symbol will be distributed to classify Halal products that are produced by Muslims only. Here is a quoate from the person who is driving this racial initiative.
    “According to Mohd Shamsuddin, the demand by Muslims and non-Muslims alike for Muslim-made halal products is due to the view that they are “more clean and better and higher quality”, as Muslims would have additional pre-production rituals such as wuduk (ablution) to cleanse themselves and recital of prayers. – See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/ikiam-new-muslim-only-halal-logo-wont-confuse-issued-for-free?google_editors_picks=true#sthash.TKmHbixM.dpuf

  7. Margaret Macgregor says:

    Ungodly practice of a backward uncivilised bunch of abusers. We have welfare acts in place to stop horror, please explain to me why this is allowed.

  8. Kim kirby says:

    Disgusting killing an animal slowly, whilst praying over it, dying slowly,bleeding out.Totally barbaric. Sick and tired of Muslim rules being implemented in the UK. P

  9. john milne says:

    only in uk would this happen stop it now

  10. Hazel Homewoof says:

    I do not wish to buy or eat halal products. I consider the way it is marketed underhand and will ensure I do not shop where it is supplied in future. This method of killing animals is cruel.

  11. Sharin Francis says:

    I demand all Halal products be banned and its certification be revoked within the Commonwealth, Australian and UN law under misappropriation of use of funds, attainment of legislation and the cruelty to animals act.

    There is no place for it here within our country and has been identified as illegal therefore we as the people of Australia expect retribution for all members within government and public for conducting and allowing illegal acts.

  12. Margaret Shaw says:

    Oh, do Halal meat loses its status if sold in a “normal ” butchers shop or a supermarket, what a load of rubbish, it’s still been slaughtered in an inhumane barbaric way . It should be stopped is a practice from the dark age . I for one do not want to eat halal meat the UK supermarkets are selling to us , they should stop force feeding it to use without our consent.

  13. Stephen Short says:

    Totally unacceptable, what a waste of public money, DEFRA is not fit for purpose!!!

  14. Suzanne Carver says:

    does not all Halal products carry a zakat charge an Islamic tax to help fund Islamic institutions, schools, mosques etc.
    Has also been found to fund some islambic extreme terrorist organisations. I object to paying this tax.

  15. Shaun Conyon says:

    My name is Shaun Conyon and I think animal cruelty in any format is wrong and all animals killed to feed us should be killed peacefully.
    I am also non-Religious and was led to believe to make anyone or anything suffer was a sin and against God or Allah

  16. Dora Thickett says:

    I have given buying meat from supermarkets. I buy from my local butcher, who buys his meat from local farmers. It may be a little more expensive, but if this will help stop this barbaric treatment of animals it’s worth it.

  17. Antoinette says:

    This is all so confusing, however I am not confused about what I and so it seems many other people want…..a clear way of ensuring that I am not eating meat from animals that are killed in an inhumane way.
    Can we all get together and put pressure on the supermarkets, who it seems are happy to continue selling us meat we don’t want until the government intervenes.
    Let us hit the supermarkets where it hurts…..their profits.

  18. Irene Hague says:

    This needs outlawing. It’s animal cruelty at its worse.

  19. This form of slaughter is Barbaric and Defra is a complete waste by turning a blind eye to the process, so are local Authority Food Inspectors who should implement the UK Rules at ground level.

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