Tags: Religious Slaughter
Posted: Wed, 14 Feb 2018
The NSS says Labour's proposals to introduce mandatory method of slaughter labelling do not do enough to promote animal welfare.
Posted: Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Lancashire County Council is consulting on plans to stop supplying unstunned meat to schools after threats of legal action and a boycott.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Meat from animals which have not been stunned before slaughter is widespread in UK supermarkets, NSS research has found.
Posted: Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Government is considering introducing labelling requirements to show whether halal or kosher meat has been stunned before slaughter.
Posted: Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The NSS has written to Bradford's district council to urge it to stop supplying un-stunned halal meat in schools and elsewhere.
Posted: Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The NSS has welcomed a decision from Lancashire Council to only supply halal meat from animals that have been stunned before slaughter to schools.
Posted: Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The NSS has urged the Environment Secretary to end the religious exemption from animal welfare laws after a rise in non-stun slaughter.
Posted: Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The NSS has written to councillors in Lancashire urging them to stop imposing unstunned meat on school pupils.
Posted: Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The National Secular Society has called for clearer labelling on meat slaughtered by religious methods after new quality standards were proposed for halal sheepmeat.
Parliamentary candidates offer support for faith schools, non-stun animal slaughter and circumcision
Posted: Wed, 31 May 2017
The National Secular Society has criticised prospective MPs for offering their support to non-therapeutic male circumcision, religious slaughter of animals without stunning, and faith schools.
Posted: Thu, 11 May 2017
A committee of the Walloon Parliament has voted to ban the slaughter of animals without pre-stunning, a move welcomed by secularists and animal rights campaigners.
Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2015
A survey by the European Commission has found widespread confusion over religious slaughter but clear support for labelling to indicate whether meat is from a pre-stunned animal.
Posted: Tue, 24 Feb 2015
MPs have debated ending non-stun slaughter, after a petition to end the religious exemption to animal welfare laws was signed by over 115,000 people.
Posted: Fri, 30 Jan 2015
A petition calling on the Government to end the religious exemption for non-stun slaughter has passed 100,000 signatures and will be considered for a debate in Parliament.
Posted: Wed, 10 Dec 2014
The Polish Constitutional Tribunal has overturned a ban on the religious (non-stun) slaughter of animals.
Posted: Fri, 02 May 2014
The National Secular Society is backing a new campaign by the British Veterinary Association to end non-stun slaughter of animals to improve animal welfare.
Posted: Fri, 04 Apr 2014
The Polish parliament has given in to worldwide pressure from Jewish and Muslim groups and revised its ban on ritual slaughter of animals without pre-stunning.
Posted: Thu, 06 Mar 2014
A leading vet has said the religious slaughter of animals should be banned, unless Muslims and Jews can voluntarily adopt more humane methods of killing.
Posted: Fri, 14 Feb 2014
Denmark's Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jørgensen has signed into law a regulation that bans religious slaughter of animals.
Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2014
The National Secular Society has backed renewed calls from the RSPCA and other animal welfare organisations for an end to the religious exemption that allows farm animals to be slaughtered without prior stunning.