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‘BOYCOTT HALAL IN AUSTRALIA’ is certainly getting some publicity!

Our Australian Page – BOYCOTT HALAL IN AUSTRALIA – is certainly getting some publicity!

There is an excellent Review of our Page written today (6th April 2017) on the CHRISTIAN TODAY website by Dr Mark Tronson, a Baptist minister (retired), who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years.
The Boycott Halal in Australia page now has over 100,000 Members – here is the LINK to the article…
REVIEW: ‘Boycott Halal in Australia’ is certainly getting some publicity!

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‘Boycott Halal in Australia’ is certainly getting some publicity

Even a cursory glance at the ‘Boycott Halal in Australia‘ Facebook site along with a random reading of major newspapers across Australia indicate that this popular movement has gained some traction in recent months.

In essence, this Halal issue centres on paying a fee to have on your product a clear logo or words to the effect that this item has been given the all-go for Muslims to purchase it and eat it. But it doesn’t start and end there, even the transport that brings that product to the market place is required to have Halal certification.

If such a trucking company refuses to ‘cough up’ the money to get Halal certification, then any product with Halal certification is not permitted to be transported by that company.
The chain of Halal certification has a very long arm.

Check out what’s involved –
getting from the farm
food preparation
transport to the market place

‘Boycott Halal in Australia’ identifies a number of concerns relating to Australian commercial enterprisers signing up Halal certification.

Is it a restriction on fair trade to those who chose not to pay-up to get Halal certification? Does this pose an economic burden upon those those that do not pay-up? Two good questions.

This leads directly to the nature of Halal certification. This is not a Government requirement. This is, for want of a word, a private commercial enterprise and a very handsome money making exercise. According to the reports on the Facebook page (above), some companies are forking out $29,000 a month.

Medium sized abattoirs charged $27,000 a month – that works out to $324,000 per annum – not bad for a scamming rort eh!

Another example: A meat processing company said it paid more that $2.4 million for halal certification.

Another issue is that this whole Halal certification scenario is of great concern to many non-Muslims. Australia has just over 2% of its entire population Muslim. The rest of us are being force-fed product with Halal certification whether we like it or not. Moreover this kind of Halal certification is only quite new, a few years. What has changed?

As a result, this Halal certification ‘business enterprise’ has expanded exponentially, with a hanging out of a shingle (as it were) as Halal certifiers with no Government control of the process. The Facebook site illustrates this – with example after example.

I have had to minimise this image so much to get it on the page that you won’t be able to see the signs.. there are so many – too many Self-appointed halal authorities!

Furthermore, the Facebook page gives examples where food preparation inspections are not even part of these cowboy Halal certification business groups.
A phone call, pay up, Halal certificate issued.

The money

There are numerous questions associated as to where the money ends up. The Facebook site gives chapter and verse from those involved in the Halal certification. One question relates to ISIS as according to the Facebook page, is somewhere in the mix.

But it is more than this. It is an inexpensive way to fund the various aspects of Islam in Australia and across the globe. The money involved is considerable. Some have referred to it as ‘GST across the world’ and this Halal certification focuses on rich western nations.

In effect, Australians are paying up. The question posed by the Facebook page is that these people have a freedom to get monies without the sorts of Government restrictions that are seemingly placed upon every other enterprise. Even Charities in Australia have to conform and meet a host of regularity requirements.

The Facebook page says many of Australia’s companies are complicit and they are paying this Halal certification without so much as a whimper, until now. Hence the ‘Boycott Halal in Australia’ movement which has gained such publicity that some companies have now dropped their Halal certification.

Why isn’t it reversed?

If it is so important why isn’t it reversed, and the Muslim community itself pays the Government to have their Halal certification placed on specific approved food products.
That makes a great deal of common sense to me.

Certainly Dick Smith products belong to a growing number of enterprisers who refuse to have Halal certification. They are being praised across the nation.

The Facebook page identify both groups – those that have chosen to ignore the Halal certification and those that have it. South Coast Dairies are not Halal certified and have no intention of doing so.

Again from the Facebook site – the Subway Vege Pattie is Halal certified and there is a call to boycott it. Chobani Yogurt likewise. Cadbury chocolate also (there has been a cry recently that Cadbury reduced their chocolate bar size – I wonder whether it’s to pay for their Halal certification?). Kellogg’s breakfast cereals have Halal certification. Even ingredients are checked and therefore require Halal certificate.

Words given to explain all this: insidious, alarming …. The Facebook page says even Sanitarium is Halal certified (associated with the Seventh Day Adventists). Good grief that’s Weet-bix! Halal certifiers have their fingers on this too.

We have several examples of SANITARIUM’S Halal Certificates covering every product they sell.

Maleny Dairies have stated that Halal Certification is not part of their business model. They will not be spending money on such an item and the positive responses have been phenomenal.

The Facebook site ‘Boycott Halal in Australia’ is quite an eye-opener. Take a read but sit down first ….

The call is to change your shopping habits.

You just might find that your shopping budget is a lot better off. Certainly, you won’t be paying what the Facebook page refers to as this (in effect) additional GST.


Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century.
He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children.

THANK YOU to Dr Mark Tronson


Unfair Trading – ‘RS’ Label Required

We suggest a ‘RS’ Label is required for ALL Halal Certified products & services

Here is why…….

Over the past 10 years or more, Shoppers &  Consumers have been unwittingly buying unlabelled halal products & services through Unfair Trading in our supermarkets, shops and food outlets. We now have found that halal suppliers have been granted Government Contracts and we are also being fed halal through our Institutions… Schools, Hospitals, Prisons, Care Homes, Sporting Venues etc.

Many Non-Muslims, such as our thousands of Members of BOYCOTT HALAL, do not want to buy halal products & services at all – and it is outrageous when we realise, by doing some research, that our well known branded products have in fact become halal certified… yet this has not been displayed on the packaging.

It is particularly sickening when that Unlabelled halal certified product is FOOD – often a well-known branded product, that we have unwittingly bought, that has been tampered with through Islamic Halal Compliance – and we have bought it and eaten it, because it was not clearly labelled.

Re: Labelling – Legally we should surely be protected by…

‘The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008′ under Part 2, Section 6 ‘Misleading omissions’.

WHY are we allowing  outdated 7th Century Ritual Slaughter in 21st Century Britain?

The UK is NOT an Islamic nation – Britain is in fact founded on Judeo-Christian values – so WHY is there such a vast over-production of Halal Meat when less than 5% of the population are Muslims? …and when their Qu’ran clearly tells them that they can simply pray over food to make it acceptable?

Consumers need to be able to identify whether they are buying or eating Traditional British meat or ‘RS’ meat (Halal ‘Ritually Slaughtered’ Meat) and the 95% of the British population that are Non-muslims just need clear labelling in plain English.

Yet for several years we have been asking our Government, DEFRA and the EU for more transparency in labelling, but the issue has not been addressed through ‘sensitive’ arguments over stunning.

We say Label ALL Ritually Slaughtered meat whether it was stunned, Reversibly Stunned, ultra-low amperage stunned, post-stunned or not stunned at all…


MOO - We Like our Non-Halal Halal World

MOO – We Like our Non-Halal Halal World

The fact that this meat has been involved in a ritual, dedicating it to a foreign god – Allah, is enough to warrant the labelling of this meat, as ‘Ritually Slaughtered’ – let’s call it ‘RS’ Meat.

RS’  also stands for ‘Religious Standard’ and can cover ALL halal certified products too – whether Food or Non-Food.

RS can also 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 the, 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 enforce proper labelling, so that we can make a reasoned choice about what we are buying.

More transparency in labelling is needed so that shoppers can make a reasoned choice.

More transparency in labelling is needed so that shoppers can make a reasoned choice.

There is also the issue over ‘What Is Halal’ that confuses retailers… so rather than get it wrong, and possibly be sued, halal products are not being labelled… and us shoppers are being hoodwinked into buying them.  There is no way that we Boycott Halal Members would ever buy meat that we knew had been Ritually Slaughtered, but since checking out the EU Meat Codes on packaged meat, we have discovered that we have unwittingly been buying this meat that has clearly come from Licensed Halal Certified Slaughterhouses.

Then we find a great confusion over what is halal and what is not…

Some meat, after the halal Ritual Slaughter, does not meet the grade at the Post-Slaughter Meat Inspection and is judged to Not be halal by the Muslim Inspector. It is the ‘Rejected Substandard’ meat that is pronounced as being haram… “Unfit For Muslim Consumption”

!  Ah - It's HARAM

So Why does a Meat Carcass become HARAM?
One reason that a Ritually Slaughtered carcass can get judged to be Haram by the Inspector is that something went wrong at the actual slaughter.
Other reasons happen at the Post Slaughter Meat Inspection… maybe the animal is found to have blemish; or maybe there was a spillage of stomach contents over part of the carcass as it was cut, or maybe when cutting open the carcass, a suspicion arises that it may have some sort of infection or a possible disease…


As far as we can gather, no note is made & kept with each carcass regarding the reason for rejection as substandard; this meat is separated from the halal and put in the ‘Haram Warehouse’ where it is sold off cheap to Big Buyers, from Supermarkets or Restaurant Chains…. to save waste and to provide meat at the cheapest prices.
This meat cannot then be labelled halal – even though it has had a prayer said over it to allah and it has been Ritually Slaughtered facing Mecca –
AND obviously no one would want to buy the ‘Rejected Sub-standard’ meat, if it was labelled ‘Haram’
It MUST be labelled and the ‘RS’ label would signify that it is the ‘Rejected Substandard’.

At the Post Slaughter Meat Inspection the carcass may be judged to be haram - so this meat is discarded and sold off to Non-Muslims.

At the Post Slaughter Meat Inspection the carcass may be judged to be haram – so this meat is discarded and sold off to Non-Muslims.

At the moment this haram Ritually Slaughtered meat is discarded into the mainstream Food Chain Unlabelled as such, and sold as conventional meat!
What an Outrage eh!
You may go to your butcher and say, “Is that meat halal?”
And your butcher can truthfully say… “No, this is definitely NOT halal meat.”
I had one butcher rub a piece of meat with Lard and say, ” There… now that meat is certainly Not Halal is it!”
And he seemed quite surprised when I said…
“That pig fat has not changed the way the poor animal was slaughtered without proper stunning!”
He then had the audacity to suggest, with a smile, that I could pray over it!
Clearly if Meat or Poultry has been dedicated to a foreign god and slaughtered unstunned or with a Reversible Stun, it is therefore not Traditional Meat – and it should be Labelled in some way as such. We suggest ‘RS’

Clearly if we are not able to make a reasoned choice as we buy products, because they are not clearly labelled, we are being treated unfairly – this lack of transparency in labelling is Unfair Trading.

Some confectionery, e.g. chocolate, includes halal by-products eg. halal rennet from ritually slaughtered calves; other brands do not, but may still be halal certified with halal additives. Many Dairy Products are now halal certified, like this yoghurt – but it does not tell you that on the label… it is only when checking the small print that it is found to have ‘halal gelatine’ amongst the ingredients. Our Boycott Halal Members would Not want to buy a product that contains halal gelatine, because it could be made from the bones of ritually slaughtered livestock – but we have been hoodwinked into buying it, because it is Unlabelled Halal Yoghurt!

This Yoghurt was found to have halal gelatine amongst the ingredients in the small print.

This Yoghurt was found to have halal gelatine amongst the ingredients in the small print. Yes, yoghurt with gelatine which could have been made from the bones of ritually slaughtered animals!


No Boycott Halal Member would choose to buy this, because they would never want to buy a halal certified product.
However this Yoghurt is Not Labelled as halal anywhere on the packaging… unless you take time to read the small-print.
This is how consumers are tricked into thinking that a product, with a well known Brand name, is OK… when in fact they have unwittingly bought and been eating yoghurt that contains Ritually Slaughtered Animal by-products!

This is the time-consuming process that we have to follow in order to to avoid buying halal products… 

This is the lengthly Process we have to go through now in order to Avoid Halal Food Selection

This is the lengthy Process we have to go through now in order to Avoid Halal Food Selection

We want to boycott all halal products & services, because we do not want to encourage the production of more… by not buying halal, our action will logically reduce demand and hopefully production as companies see their profits fall.


ALL RS food & even non-food products using halal by-products are following the halal Religious Standard and should be labelled as such, to inform shoppers.
All manufacturers & retailers eg. Restaurants  should also have the ‘RS’ symbol if they are Halal Certified and thereby producing products according to a Religious Standard OR operating a service eg. Meat Cutting Plant, according to a Religious Standard.

RS Label

RS Label

Article 9 Human Rights Act. regarding Freedom of Conscience – should give us the right to religious and secular freedom, ie to not be forced to participate in religious rites.
Dedicating this meat to a god violates this right: hence there is forced participation in another’s religion without consent.
Also Jews, Sikhs & Christians are specifically instructed not to eat this meat, so where is their religious freedom?
UK Human Rights Blog

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.
I introduce to you the RS Label which could bring real transparency in labelling…

The ‘RS’ Label could also be in Black & White to reduce costs.

The 'RS' label is for ALL products that contain Ritually Slaughtered meat or its by-products; or additives included, because they conform to a Religious Standard

The ‘RS’ label is for ALL products that contain Ritually Slaughtered meat or its by-products; or additives included, because they conform to a Religious Standard.
The ‘RS’ mark is also for ALL products or services that follow a Religious Standard.

The ‘RS’ Label should be applied to…
Label ALL Ritually Slaughtered Meat whether it ends up classified as halal or haram or ends up being used as a by-product eg.Rennet, Leather
Label ALL food products with ingredients that include halal by-products OR that conformed to a Religious Standard in production
Label ALL Halal Certified products – whether food or non-food, because they adhere to a Relgious Standard
Label ALL Halal Certified services eg. Food Services, Cutting Plants, Food Processing Plants, Packaging, Transport, Financial, Housing, Tourism etc.
Label ALL Halal Certified products with ingredients emanating from Microbiological Pharmaceutical Quality Control Labs & Microbial Enzymes
Label ALL Non-food  products that include halal Religious Standard by-products or that conformed to a Religious Standard in production
Label ALL Halal Certified Chains clearly at every entrance and point of sale eg. shops, supermarkets, fast food eateries, take-aways, restaurants etc.
Label ALL ‘RS’ foods that are served to consumers in Institutions eg. Schools, Colleges, Care Homes, Hospitals, Prisons, Sports Venues etc.

CURB THE HALAL INDUSTRY - Label ALL Halal Products & Services 'RS' - including that Haram Meat, from livestock that was Dedicated to Allah, then Rejected as Substandard meat.

CURB THE HALAL INDUSTRY – Label ALL Halal Products & Services ‘RS’ – including that Haram Meat, from livestock that was Dedicated to Allah, then Rejected as Substandard meat.

Halal is not only a trademark, an approval… it is an integral part of Sharia, Quranic Law Regime called Islam!
If we accept Halal in our society… then we must also accept the existence of its opposite, the haram.
The muslims halal lifestyle involves every aspect of life… and all that is not halal is judged to be haram.
Soon WE Non-Muslims will be branded as HARAM or worse Kafir! (infidels).
Islamic culture, unlike other ethnic minorities in the West, tends to subdue and subjugate whatever is different from it.
We cannot give one inch to this totalitarian cult-regime that oppresses and wounds men, women and animals.