Tags: Religious 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.
Catholic Bishops step into Poland’s religious slaughter debate – and create a Church-state confrontation
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2013
The Polish Catholic Bishops Conference has issued a statement in support of the campaign to reverse the country's ban on religious slaughter of animals.
Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2013
The Pope has promised Jewish and Muslim leaders in Poland that he will do his best to overturn the ban on religious slaughter that was agreed by the Polish Constitutional Court in January.
Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2013
A Somali refugee who improvised a halal abattoir in a private house where he killed four goats, has been sentenced to a 12 months in jail suspended for two years by an Irish court.
Posted: Mon, 15 Jul 2013
Despite pressure from religious groups and farmers, the Polish parliament has rejected a Government bill that would have lifted the ban on ritual slaughter of animals without pre-stunning.
Posted: Fri, 31 May 2013
The government has said it will not remove the exemption from animal welfare law that permits religious communities to slaughter animals without pre-stunning – despite "strong pressure" from welfare groups, veterinary interests and the public for a prohibition on all slaughter without stunning.
Posted: Tue, 21 May 2013
The Polish parliament, which banned ritual slaughter of animals for the halal and kosher markets in January, is now considering revoking the law because of economic pressures.
Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2013
A new Yougov poll for the Jewish Chronicle shows a majority back a ban on religious slaughter. 45% of respondents supported a ban, 27% were against and 28% said they didn't know.