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At least 18 councils giving schools non-stunned meat, NSS reveals

At least 18 councils giving schools non-stunned meat, NSS reveals

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
18/10/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 

At least 18 councils across the UK are supplying non-stunned halal meat to dozens of schools, NSS research has revealed. The NSS has found that around one in 10 councils provide non-stunned meat to schools, reaching thousands of children across Britain. At least one in eight councils which supply meat of any kind to schools supply non-stunned halal. Non-stunned meat is reaching at least 140 schools, the significant majority of which are not Islamic faith schools. In response the NSS said too many councils had bowed to a hardline interpretation of Islam, adding that the government should repeal the religious exemption to the UK's animal welfare laws.