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Food Standards Agency reveals large increase in animals slaughtered without pre-stunning

Food Standards Agency reveals large increase in animals slaughtered without pre-stunning

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
10/10/2017
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

New figures released by the Food Standards Agency have revealed a sharp increase in the number of animals being slaughtered in the halal tradition without being pre-stunned. Between April and June this year 24.4% of sheep and goats were slaughtered in this way, up from 15% in 2013. Similarly, the number of poultry killed without stunning rose from 3% to 18.5% in the same period. Humanists UK is concerned that this dramatic rise is evidence that non-stunned halal meat is being sold, arguably illegally, on the general market to non-Muslim consumers.