Ban the Slaughter of animals without pre-stunning (for religious purposes).
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Over 900 million animals are slaughtered yearly in the UK and most are stunned beforehand. However, the law permits some communities to slaughter animals according to their religious beliefs, usually without stunning them.
Religious practices shall not justify cruelty to animals on any grounds.
The British Veterinary Association, Humane Slaughter Association and The RSPCA all reached the same conclusion:
Research shows that a large cut across the neck of a conscious animal would “result in very significant pain and distress” before the animal loses consciousness (5 to 7 seconds for sheep, 22 to 40 seconds for adult cattle)
Slaughter without pre-stunning is unacceptable, the Government should repeal the exemption immediately.
In 2012 British MP's declared: “NO HALAL MEAT for us,” referring to the 23 restaurants in the Palace of Westminster which DO NOT serve Halal meat. Yet they refuse to acknowledge that 5% of the population (Muslims & Jews) are flooding our supermarkets and stores with Halal and Kosher meat by stealth and that when we complain or point out that as followers of other faiths, we cannot consume food that has been sacrificed in the name of False Idols, we are labelled Racist.
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