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UK – HALAL MEAT HAS BEEN ILLEGAL SINCE 1995.

HALAL MEAT IS ILLEGAL & has been since 1995

LEGALLY, No-Stun Ritually Slaughtered Meat should be for Muslims ONLY
– NOT for Everyone.

Shoppers & Consumers are unwittingly buying & eating Unstunned Halal Meat & Poultry – which is illegal, because it is being distributed to them without clear labelling. There is concern about the VAST Over-production of Halal Meat in UK, which needs to be curbed through legal enforcement by the Government.
Since 2012 at least 20% of Halal Meat & Poultry in UK is No-Stun Ritually Slaughtered Meat that has been dedicated to Allah…and this meat is being sold in Supermarkets on the Halal Counters, mainly to Non-muslim customers – which is ILLEGAL.
The majority of Muslims will only buy No-Stun halal meat from Halal Butchers Shops – they will not buy from supermarket Halal Counters, because they cannot be sure that the supermarket meat is authentic halal.
This has been confirmed by the Head of a leading international Halal Authority – the HCA – see his words here…

HALAL MEAT loses its certification unless sold in a Halal Shop

HALAL MEAT loses its certification unless sold in a Halal Shop

Muslim concerns are that the halal meat has been contaminated at some stage of the production or distribution line. Transportation without further halal certification at other logistics levels can be an issue and even handling by a Non-muslim can be considered to cause contamination issues; furthermore the fact that halal meat is being sold in a shop that also sells pork, can also put off muslim shoppers.
No-Stun Halal Meat is also illegally being given to all School pupils in many schools & colleges.
There are an increasing number of Schools serving HMC Halal Meat – this No-Stun Halal Meat & Poultry is given to ALL pupils, including Non-muslim pupils, often without their parent’s knowledge or consent. In far too many Primary Schools, the Nick Clegg policy of Free School Dinners for ALL ends up imposing Halal meat & poultry on All children, whether they are Muslims or not. The excuse given is that the kitchens must follow halal guidelines according to Sharia Law, so that the muslim pupils can be assured they will be served halal dinners. The same is happening in a covert way in many other institutions eg. Hospitals, where patients are rarely told they are being served halal – and when you find out it is impossible to buy any conventional meat – your only option is to go vegetarian… and then you may be served Halal Certified Quorn (all Quorn is HC now).
This practice is Illegal according to the Original Licence of Exemption (see image below) which clearly states that Halal Meat that is processed without any stun at all should be for Muslim consumption ONLY – NOT for everyone.

Questions need to be asked, such as WHY is the FSA (Food Standards Agency) turning a blind eye to the License of Exemption Rule?
Halal should just be a niche market in UK, like kosher has always been.

The Scottish Government have admitted that the placing of non-stunned meat slaughtered in the UK into the general food chain has been illegal since 1995.
SO WHY IS DEFRA TURNING A BLIND EYE?
Essential Reading – Please Click on LINK to Read the Post.

UK – HALAL MEAT IS ILLEGAL & has been since 1995
http://halalfocus.net/uk-scottish-government-admit-halal-meat-is-illegal

The Scottish Government admits that halal meat has been illegal since 1995

The Scottish Government admits that halal meat has been illegal since 1995

The Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations (WASK) 1995 state that all animals slaughtered in the UK should be fully stunned to the point of insensibility before slaughter and until death. A dispensation exists in WASK for animals slaughtered for Halal and Kosher meat which states that these animals are not required to be stunned. Section 12.2 of the legislation states that meat from animals not stunned must ONLY be sold/ provided to Muslims & Jews.

The Original Licence of Exemption – which is definitely still valid – clearly states that No-Stun Halal & Kosher Meat should be for Jews & Muslims ONLY – NOT for Everyone.
Here is an image of that Licence which I obtained from a Muslim Charity website belonging to: The London Central Mosque Trust & the Islamic Cultural Centre (ICC)
…the highlight in black is theirs not ours, but the key words we care about are below that highlighted section, in that same paragraph…

Quote: ‘It is an offence to Slaughter livestock under the exemption from stunning, if it is known that the meat is not intended for the food of Muslims or Jews.’

LICENCE OF EXEMPTION
http://www.iccservices.org.uk/downloads/reports/farm_animal_welfare_council_report_on_welfare_of_livestock_slaughtered_by_religious_methods.pdf

The original Licence of Exemption from Regulations of Normal Livestock Slaughter

In 2012, around 20% of Halal meat produced in the UK was from animals slaughtered with no form of stunning. (Food Standards Agency. June 2012)… yet only 6% of the UK population are Muslims according to the 2011 Census. This outrageous Over-production of halal meat must STOP!

SECONDLY – REVERSIBLE STUNNING IS CRUEL

Animals are NOT being Stunned properly – so they become conscious again within seconds
Also of grave concern is the remainder of Halal meat – the 80% – which is sourced from animals that are subjected to a stun method called “stun-to-stun” or “reversible stun”. This stunning method uses an amperage far below that recommended in guidelines for an effective stun. In fact Prof.Temple Grandin has said that the Livestock begin to recover within 15 seconds of the Reversible Stun being administered.
NOTE that Muslims say clearly that the Proper Stun could result in the death of the animal, so it cannot be used, because this Meat process cannot be Halal.
Just to be clear on this – a Proper Stun will put the animal or poultry into an IRREVERSIBLE state of unconsciousness and into a PERMANENT state of being insensible to pain… That is the reason the traditional stun cannot be used for halal meat, which can only be obtained from animals & poultry that are ALIVE at the point of slaughter.

Our traditional slaughter methods have been changed…
For example, sheep used to be stunned to the Head AND the Body – now they are given a Low stun to the Head ONLY – surely this is ILLEGAL too!

Comparison of Head & Body Stuner AND Head Only Stunner

Many devout Muslims speak out against the Reversible Stun that is being used in so many Slaughterhouses, saying it is more cruel than No Stun at all.
That is because the animals are becoming conscious after the throat cut, thrashing out and bellowing loudly on the slaughter line – until “Allah knows best”.
We are repeatedly told that animals have been seen to suffer during the Halal process by Licenced slaughterhouse workers.
Reversible Stunning leads to completely unnecessary suffering in 21st Century Britain – it is very cruel.
It takes at least 6 minutes for cattle to die after the throat cut… at least 4 minutes for sheep & goats to die and at least 2 minutes for poultry & ducks.
AND many muslims completely reject Halal Meat that has been subjected to any form of stunning anyway!

We have gathered a lot of evidence from Halal Board/Authority websites eg. the Halal Food Authority (HFA) & HLC which clearly states their intention of using low stun to immobilise to bring animals under control before the throat cut. They speak of twisting the controller to “turn down the current to the lowest setting” – but this practice has always been against regulations – yet DEFRA & the FSA have turned a blind eye – when we have written or rang to complain – and we have spoken to the Heads of these authorities – DEFRA will say it is the responsibility of the FSA and the FSA will say it is DEFRA’s responsibility. We have been pointing out this outrage since 2009 and it is the same people at the top of these organisations, whatever Government is in power.
The latest EU WATOK Regulations state:
The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015
You are here: 2015 No. 1782SCHEDULE 2
Electric currents

28. No person may use electrical stunning or killing equipment or any other instrument which applies an electric current to an animal—

(a)as a means of restraining an animal;
(b)as a means of immobilising an animal; or
(c)except in accordance with paragraph 20 of this Schedule, as a means of making an animal move.

The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015 You are here: 2015 No. 1782 SCHEDULE 2

After a public consultation in 2013, new stricter rules were passed for EU countries on 1st January 2013, which clearly stated the minimum stun that animals and poultry should be given, but here in Britain those rules were completely ignored and the old 1995 WASK Rules remain still to this day – PROOF HERE…

On 3-5-2014 the new EU WATOK Regulations were Revoked Before Implementation. WATOK = Welfare At Time Of Killing

On 3-5-2014 the new EU WATOK Regulations were Revoked Before Implementation.
WATOK = Welfare At Time Of Killing

Why have we tolerated this in 21st Century Britain?

2018 UPDATE from the Government’s current Legislation website – Quote:

5 LEGAL CONTEXT
5.1 Slaughterhouse operators have full responsibility for animal welfare at their premises. Official veterinarians, supported by inspectors, must make sure that relevant legal requirements and animal welfare safeguards are met by the business operator.
5.2 Council Regulation (EC) 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing came into force across Europe on 1 January 2013. Most aspects of the EU regulation applied immediately.
5.3 Enforcement provisions in Scotland are provided through the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (WATOK), which came into force on 1 January 2013. Wales has implemented the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (Wales) Regulations 2014, which came into force on 20 May 2014. Northern Ireland also has similar legislation in place, introduced on 21 May 2014.
5.4 No similar provision has so far been introduced in England, and the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations (WASK) 1995 remains in place, until new implementing legislation is introduced by the Secretary of State for Defra.
5.5 Pending the introduction of WATOK, enforcement in England relies on surviving elements of the preceding WASK legislation, on general powers in the Animal Welfare Act 2006, and the EC Food Hygiene legislation.
6 DEVOLUTION IMPLICATIONS
6.1 Policy on animal welfare is a devolved issue, and different governments have taken different decisions on issues relating to animal welfare e.g. WATOK. We will continue to work with Welsh Government and Westminster officials to deliver controls which are effective in delivering their policy objectives and protecting consumer rights.
7 CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT
7.3 The FSA’s own public attitudes tracker asks consumers about a range of food-related issues. In the most recent study in November 2014, 41% identified animal welfare as a concern. This was lower than food prices (50%), food waste (48%) and sugar in food (47%); but higher than food hygiene when eating out (39%), food poisoning (32%) and genetically modified food (24%)3.
7.4 Animal welfare issues were touched on in the Citizens’ Forum programme carried out in 2014, as we developed the 2015-20 strategy. Consumers felt uncomfortable about the potential results of their food choices in terms of poor animal welfare – but felt that there were few viable ways they could affect the practice of food producers, other than by paying a premium.
7.5 Further information is provided in Annex B.
7.6 With input from our communications and social science experts, we propose that additional research on consumers’ views on transparency regarding animal welfare, including consumer choices and trade-offs is carried out.

We must BOYCOTT HALAL Meat – Leave Halal Meat on the Supermarket shelves to rot & complain!
– Insist on conventional meat from your Butcher or buy direct from Farmers you know.
This will be difficult to avoid halal meat & poultry, because most, if not all meat going through Smithfield Meat Market is now halal ritually slaughtered! Smithfield Market or, to give it its official name, London Central Markets, is the largest wholesale meat market in the UK and one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Start researching where your meat is from – and refuse to buy from any company that is allowing prayers and ritual slaughter to be performed on their animals or poultry. If a business has allowed Halal practices to be performed on their premises… even if it is sometimes & not to all their animals or poultry… then how will we know if it is covertly selling us the rejected halal – the haram meat – as if it is the conventional meat we require?

What can we do?
Any business producing halal whether reversibly stunned or unstunned, either some of the time or all of the time… we will Boycott – we will not buy their brands or any products associated with that supplier.

NOTE that it is mandatory for ALL EC Meat to bear the Licence Number of the Abattoir where it was sourced!
Most Meat in UK will have an EC Meat Code number like this… it must be stamped on ALL Meat Carcasses AND it must appear on ALL packaged Meat.

Look out for a UK MEAT CODE like this one

Please research where the meat you are buying is sourced from – the 4 digit EC Meat Code (which is the establishment’s Licence Number!) is on all meat sold in Europe and is traceable back to source… however some supermarkets make it a little more confusing – see this from Morrisons…

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All of the Abattoirs & Slaughterhouses & Cutting Plants are listed on this Government webpage – and it is updated every month. It does not tell us which of these are producing halal meat or poultry, but it does tell us every establishment’s Licence Number – so with a little research we can ring & ask them if they allow prayers at any of their abattoirs, or search Google to discover records of their activities.
For huge Government list scroll down this page for the red meat (ungulates) & the poultry (lagomorphs) slaughterhouses:
Government website Link to List of Meat Establishments

WHERE’S THIS FROM App for iPhones & Androids
There is a very useful APP called WTF = ‘Where’s This From’ that will not tell you if the meat is halal or not, but it will tell you where the meat is sourced, if you type in that 4 digit code that is on the carcass or the meat packaging! Armed with the name of the Slaughterhouse or Cutting Plant you can Google that business to find out about it or ring up the slaughterhouse to ask if they say a blessing over their livestock or not.
This App is completely FREE to use!
WHERE’S THIS FROM?
http://www.wheresthisfrom.com/

Research where your Meat & Poultry was sourced from before you buy.

Research where your Meat & Poultry was sourced from before you buy.

THIRDLY we have the problem of the HARAM MEAT…


THIRDLY we have the problem of the mis-selling of the downgraded, sub-standard, Haram Meat mainstream – this Rejected Ritually Slaughtered meat, is being mis-sold to us, as if it is conventional meat… which it certainly isn’t.

HARAM MEAT has been dedicated to Allah and ritually slaughtered - but REJECTED by the Muslim Inspector as being "Unfit For Muslim Consumption"

HARAM MEAT has been dedicated to Allah and ritually slaughtered – but REJECTED by the Muslim Inspector as being “Unfit For Muslim Consumption”

The Halal Industry sell off cheap their Ritually Slaughtered downgraded, sub-standard, Haram Meat to Big Buyers from Supermarkets, Butcher’s Shop and Restaurant chains… who will then sell it onto anyone who will buy cheap meat, or will serve it up in mainstream restaurants & fast food takeaway chains, as if it is conventional meat. Rejected halal meat must never be referred to as ‘halal’ according to Sharia Law…so the retailers will say it is NOT halal!
Obviously it is NOT labelled HARAM MEAT – or no one would buy it!
In fact our butchers will say with a grin… “This meat is NOT halal” and offer us the sub-standard haram meat (usually at a cheaper price). We are not told that this meat has been Rejected at the Post Slaughter inspection at a halal slaughterhouse! Obviously no one would buy it if they knew the truth! Some butchers will know it is not actually meat that has been killed in a conventional way, but many of our butchers have also been hoodwinked into buying this Haram Meat – often at cheaper prices – and some have no knowledge of where it is from.
Surely this practice is ILLEGAL too!
Muslims will say that some meat, after halal Ritual Slaughter, does not meet the grade & so it is not halal; this rejected ritually slaughtered meat is renamed ‘haram‘ and will then be discarded into the mainstream Food Chain… but for us (who are looking at this issue from a Non-muslim perspective) – this meat is still HALAL – it has been prepared in the same way that Muslim Meat should be prepared… prayers have been said to dedicated the livestock a foreign god and slaughtered unstunned or low amperage stunned – it is certainly not Traditional Meat that was properly stunned before slaughter! See what Waitrose say on their website about this so-called ‘Non-halal’ meat – they give 3 reasons for selling it to unsuspecting shoppers!

NOTE that this mis-selling of haram meat is not unusual - ALL supermarkets are selling this sub-standard Haram Meat  off cheap to shoppers who buy it unwittingly - and most Restaurant Chains are also serving up halal & haram meat to unsuspecting consumers.

NOTE that this mis-selling of haram meat is not unusual – ALL supermarkets are selling this sub-standard Haram Meat off cheap to unsuspecting shoppers – and most Restaurant Chains are also serving up halal & haram meat to unsuspecting consumers.

This Substandard Haram Meat is the rejected Halal Meat – it has been Ritually Slaughtered after being dedicated to Allah… BEFORE being rejected for reasons that we will never know, because records regarding why the Halal Inspector rejects the halal meat are not recorded – and certainly never published. So WHY should we accept meat that has been foisted off onto us as being conventional meat, when in reality it has been cast off from the halal market, rather than being thrown away or used in dog food, because it was deemed to be ‘Unfit For Muslim Consumption’?
Why are we tolerating this? Surely this Mis-selling to shoppers & consumers is ILLEGAL too!

FOURTHLY – RITUALLY SLAUGHTERED MEAT IS BEING MIS-SOLD TO US


Lastly there is so much evidence in every supermarket and many food outlets across Britain that we have checked that the Halal – & the Haram Meat – is being sold to us UNLABELLED as such.
We have had many Petitions & Letters to Governments over the years asking for more transparency in labelling, but the issue is either blamed on the EU, or ignored, or put off because it is uncertain what Halal Meat actually is… This uncertainty has arisen due to many arguments over the years, between different Islamic factions, who each have different Sharia standards, because the Truth of the matter is that there is NO AUTHENTIC HALAL STANDARD YET!
We should not have to rely on the Halal Industry for food information labels or halal signs. We do not require halal meat or halal certified products at all and we are not interested in the arguments regarding the depreciating authenticity of halal products down the supply chain – which is often the reason given for failing to clearly label all Ritually Slaughtered meat and products that have been involved in a Religious Standard, such as Halal Certification.
The fact that this meat has been involved in a religious ritual, dedicating it to a foreign god – Allah – is surely enough to warrant the labelling of this meat, as ‘Ritually Slaughtered’
We call on the Government for legislation to label all ‘RS’ Meat – regardless of whether it is halal or haram. .
‘RS’ also stands for ‘Religious Standard’ and can cover ALL halal certified products too – whether Food or Non-Food.
‘RS’ can 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’. So if a shop or logistics business is regularly paying halal certification fees – their website and premises should display the ‘RS’ sign at the entrance.
We should not be relying on less than 6% 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 to enforce proper labelling, so that we can make a reasoned choice about what we are buying.
We have been sharing this clear labelling idea – ‘RS’ – since 2011 and it will avoid ALL loopholes and overcome the problem of ambiguous authenticity standards… but we are still waiting for it to be considered and implemented by our representatives in power. We need Food Legislation for an ‘RS’ Label NOW!
See our simple design idea here…

Label ALL Halal Products & Services

We suggest a ‘RS’ Label is required for ALL Halal Certified products & services and All Ritually Slaughtered meat & poultry.
Here is why…… see this article next:

Unfair Trading – ‘RS’ Label Required
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… LABEL HALAL!

PLEASE BOYCOTT HALAL MEAT & the Rejected HARAM meat from Halal Slaughterhouses.
We must stop buying it to reduce demand and curb the supply – and insist on conventional meat that has been properly stunned.
You are in for a treat – you will taste the difference!
BOYCOTT HALAL!

BANGERS BAN IN HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS!

Bangers ban in hundreds of schools

Pork is being banned from school dinners – even where the majority of parents have no religious objection to it.

 Many Schools Do Not Offer Pork Options Now!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9335831/Bangers-ban-in-hundreds-of-schools.html

 

BANGERS BAN IN HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS

BANGERS BAN IN HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS

 

…And halal does not just involve meat…

Halal is a way of life and can encompass our entire Food Chain.

Head teachers are deciding for “cultural” & “religious” reasons to drop traditional sausages and ham from children’s lunches.  In some instances Traditional Ham has been replaced by ‘Halal Turkey’ham’ and Traditional Pork or Beef Sausages are replaced with ‘halal chicken sausages with halal ‘ham’ flavouring’ or with ‘halal beef sausages’.

Here is a typical School Lunch with a ‘Turkey ‘Ham’ Sandwich…

Turkey-Ham

Such Trickery! Traditional Ham is replaced with a Halal Substitute called ‘Turkey Ham’ that has been flavoured by halal ‘ham’ flavouring!
TIP: AVOID Processed Meat!

Newham, London – HALAL PRIMARY SCHOOL advertises in this .pdf document ‘Free School Meals for Primary School Children.
http://www.newham.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/DECD9C19-28B4-40A7-AD05-A871F394656F/0/Halalprimaryschoollunchmenu.pdf
Typical Menus are…

Typical UNNEEDED Halal Substitute Food can be…
[HALAL] Chicken Sausages in gravy with mashed potatoes
Vegetable Stir Fry with [HALAL] Quorn & Noodles
Spaghetti Bolognaise (Lamb) [HALAL LAMB]
[HALAL] Cheese & Tomato Pizza
[HALAL] Chocolate Sponge with [HALAL] Chocolate Sauce

What about the right of Christians & Sikhs – who are forbidden by their religions – to eat food that has been offered to a foreign god/idol?

Are Sikhs given a special abrogation from stunning so they can produce their meat in UK too?  No.

Surely in Britain there should be NO Halal Primary Schools?

Yet this Newham Primary School list of Free HALAL Dinners – with no choice of traditional meat on the menu !
Again all this has been happening for the past couple of years by Stealth.
http://www.newham.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/DECD9C19-28B4-40A7-AD05-A871F394656F/0/Halalprimaryschoollunchmenu.pdf

Dairy Products & Confectionery may contain halal bi-products, such as rennet; frozen food or fresh produce can be halal… Yes, even vegetables may be packaged and halal certified or may be in tins and halal certified. So many products have had their recipes changed to make them halal… they may include halal food additives or halal vitamins.

Do we think that Hindus should have religious rights? If your answer is yes then we should be against Halal being sold to all non-muslims, because Hindu’s do not wish to eat Halal, as it is against their own religious beliefs.  Where are their Religious Rights?  When are we going to see a STOP on the Halal Industry taking away our Freedom of Choice in Britain?  Or will this carry on until Traditional British Food becomes a niche market in our country that has a 95%+ Non-Muslim Population???  Halal food is spreading throughout Britain. A London Daily Mail investigation found that Britain’s major supermarket chains, fast-food restaurants, even some hospitals and schools were serving halal food without telling those who were eating it.

http://moneyjihad.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/muslim-brotherhood-nets-halal-tax-revenues/ 

Surely we should be protected by British Laws & Regulations???

Article 9 Human Rights Act. regarding Freedom of Conscience

This Act should give us the right to religious and secular freedom, i.e. 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
http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/incorporated-rights/articles-index/article-9/

At Blackburn Central High School ALL Non-Muslim children  are being given this HALAL or Vegetarian menu

So there is no real choice – if children do not want Muslim meat, then it is a Vegetarian diet or the option to bring in a Packed Lunch.

INSTITUTIONALISED  HALAL at Blackburn Central High School

INSTITUTIONALISED HALAL at Blackburn Central High School

So No Traditional Hot Roast Dinners for Non-Muslims  – now in many schools & colleges ALL Meals are halal

We have HALAL-ONLY SCHOOLS in Britain… WHY?

Anger over halal-only menus in schools
http://www.harrowobserver.co.uk/west-…

PARENTS PROTEST with Harrow Anti-Halal Leaflets

PARENTS PROTEST with Harrow Anti-Halal Leaflets

 

Haringey council in North London has issued “best practice” advice to all schools in its area to…

“Ban all pork products in order to cater for the needs of staff and pupils who are not permitted contact with these for religious reasons”.

In Tower Hamlets, East London, 85 out of 90 schools have ‘no pork’.

In Haringey’s infant, junior & primary schools, 37 out of 47 serve no pork.

Britain goes halal… but no one tells the public

Britain goes halal… but no one tells the public

Britain goes halal… but no one tells the public
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/ar…

BRIT KIDS FORCED TO EAT HALAL SCHOOL DINNERS
Muslim Meals for Primary Tots of all faiths

FORCED HALAL

BRIT KIDS FORCED TO EAT HALAL SCHOOL DINNERS
Muslim Meals for Primary Tots of all faiths

 

Philip Davies, the Conservative MP for Shipley, West Yorkshire, who has campaigned for clear labelling of halal and kosher meat in shops and restaurants, described the pork bans as “misguided political correctness”.

“Whilst I very much agree that pupils should be able to choose not to have pork, I believe it is totally wrong for schools to in effect force all pupils to abide by the religious beliefs of some by denying them the opportunity to choose to have pork,” he said.

“This is the type of misguided political correctness which builds up resentments which otherwise would not exist, and I very much hope these schools will change their stance and allow pupils a much more free choice.”

In the HALAL ONLY SCHOOLS – Bakery, Dairy & Confectionery products are affected too, as they must contain halal bi-products & halal additives and halal food colourings. Even vegetables are grown in halal bone-meal & halal compost under the strictest halal monitoring!
Ham & Pineapple Pizza is made with ‘Turkey Ham’ or ‘Chicken Ham’ which has a halal ‘ham’ flavour.
In addition to the compulsory use of halal certified products (to ensure no cross contamination), there is also the matter of Halal Services… Manufacturing Plants of all bread eg. Kingsmill & processed foods must be halal and monitored by Muslim Inspectors. Halal Flour, halal shortening, halal suet in pies & puddings.
Halal Ethyl Vanillin: synthetic vanilla flavoring. It is used for soft drinks, ice creams
and baked goods. Dairy Products must be from Halal Certified producers eg. Dairy Crest is HFA Certified. Many well known Brands of Dairy Products are now halal certified, but this is not shown on the carton. We look & find that many recipes of well known brands have been tampered with – Eg. ingredients like rennet have been replaced with halal rennet in yoghurts and cheeses – Plus no halal sign is clearly displayed on the product… so how will muslims know to buy it???
All this involves extra costs AND the halal certification involves an annual fee… and another fee if you want to display a logo to say your school kitchen is halal.
Plus these Halal Only School Kitchens and Food Processing Plants must also be regularly Monitored by Muslims and rules must be strictly adhered to eg.No alcohol can be used in the cleaning products…
Only halal Cleaning Products can be used. Another Cleaning Contract??? Delivery in Halal Van?
It can even mean that my children’s School Dinners are sold in Halal Packaging? Another Contract?

Stewart Houston, the chief executive of the National Pig Association, which represents commercial producers, also criticised the bans.

He said: “It is disappointing that schools can not be sufficiently organised to give children a choice of meat.”

Sausages and roast pork are staples of a British diet and children enjoy eating them.

TOAD IN THE HOLESausages and roast pork are staples of a British diet

TOAD IN THE HOLE
Sausages and roast pork are staples of a British diet

 

Marlborough College in Wiltshire has admitted that while halal chicken is usually only served to Muslims, it had ‘occasionally’ served it to all pupils

Oxford University students secretly served Muslim halal meat
http://swns.com/oxford-university-stu…

My Family do not like animal cruelty, so we want to avoid anything that contains Halal Gelatine, Halal Rennet or Halal Lecithin etc., as it is unclear whether these halal additives are a product of an artificial halal process or are animal bi-products which like the halal meat all come from animals which have been barbarically slaughtered, as they have not been properly stunned unconscious prior to having their throats slit! Even the most lax halal authority the HFA (Halal Food Authority) will ensure that animals are only Stunned to Immobilise, for the benefit of the slaughterer, not to ensure good animal welfare. That is clear on their website here: Quote in their words…

“Electric stun can be controlled like a dimmer switch on the wall for the immobilisation of the birds and the animals. This is working well…”
http://www.halalfoodauthority.co.uk/seminars-halalglobal.html

Halal Gelatine is usually made from calves that have been ritually slaughtered without stunning.
QUOTE FROM HALAL DICTIONARY:
Halal Gelatine: is a protein extracted from animal by-products, such as skin, bones, cartilage and used in a variety of food products. If made from vegetable, microbiological source or animal slaughtered in Islamic way, they are Halal.
http://halalfoodsafety.com/halal-dictionary/

PROTECT BRITISH JOBS!  It is also clear that the Halal Industry marginalises British Workers, because ONLY devout Muslims are allowed to Slaughter the meat.

Furthermore when we analyse where this tax payers money goes that is paying for these contracts… it seems clear according to the Qur’an, that as we pay for halal food we are indirectly paying zakat tax which is paid to Islamic ends by all devout Muslims.
So how does this benefit Britain in these times of austerity???
Where does the Qur’an say this Zakat should go? How should Zakat be used?
QUOTE from Surah 9:60

‘Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] traveler – an obligation [imposed] by Allah.’

What does this mean… well it is explained in the Link and clearly the only ones benefiting are Muslims.
My biggest objection is that an eighth of this Zakat Tax is directly paid to fund Islamic Freedom Fighters!
QUOTE:
The fighter (mujahid) will be given as salary what will be enough for him. If he needs to buy arms or some other supplies related to the war effort, Zakat money should be used provided the effort is to raise the banner of Islam.’
See that quote towards the end of this article…
Zakat (Alms)
http://www.missionislam.com/knowledge/zakat.htm

Finally, the most obvious reason that we should uphold British traditions and Judeo-Christian values is that Muslims Do NOT Require Halal Food in Non-Muslim Countries!
IMPORTANT: If there is no halal available then a Muslim is allowed to eat non-halal food.
Islam has laws regarding which foods can and cannot be eaten and also on the proper method of slaughtering an animal for consumption, known as dhabihah.
However if there is no halal food available then a Muslim is allowed to eat non-halal food.
Surah 2:173 states: “…if there is no other choice, …there is no sin in him.”
Surah 5:5 is the abrogated text that makes this even clearer when it says QUOTE:
Surat Al-Mā’idah (The Table Spread) – سورة المائدة

‘This day [all] good foods have been made lawful, and the food of those who were given the Scripture [People of the Book – Jews & Christians] is lawful for you and your food is lawful for them.’

http://quran.com/5/5
According to what LAW is it Lawful to eat all good foods if halal is not available?
Answer = According to SHARIAH LAW!
Only 3-5% of British Consumers are Muslim and want to follow Sharia Law… so we have a duty to uphold British traditions and Judeo-Christian values for te 95-97% majority who do not want of need halal..
Surely we, as the payers of Council Tax in this borough, should have a say about what our children can choose to eat at school. Religious foods and Special Needs foods should be an option – not forced on every child… and these minorities have the choice of bringing a packed lunch.

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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…

LABEL IT RS NOW!

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…

MEAT INSPECTION
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/topics/topic/meatinspection.htm

 
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’

HALAL SLAUGHTER
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.

HOW MUCH EASIER IT WOULD BE WITH THE RS LABEL

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
http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/incorporated-rights/articles-index/article-9/

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.
BOYCOTT HALAL !