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'One in 10' councils supply non-stunned meat to schools

'One in 10' councils supply non-stunned meat to schools

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

At least 18 councils are supplying non-stunned meat to schools, new research has revealed, despite pressure from veterinary organisations to ban the practice. Around one in 10 UK councils supply non-stunned halal meat to schools, research from the National Secular Society (NSS) shows. Around 18 councils are supplying at least 140 schools with non-stunned meat – most of which are not Islamic faith schools. At least on council is supplying non-stunned meat even though no schools have requested it.