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NSS challenges government backtracking on non-stun meat labelling

NSS challenges government backtracking on non-stun meat labelling

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
19/09/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

The National Secular Society has urged the government to rethink its position on non-stun slaughter after a minister appeared to backtrack on requiring meat from unstunned animals to be labelled. The NSS has written to Theresa Villiers, the environment secretary, after she said the government opposes restrictions on non-stun slaughter, including labelling requirements. In an interview with Jewish News, published this week, she said the government supports "the right of faith communities to eat according to their own religious beliefs".