Tags: Religious Slaughter

If we exempt ritual slaughter from animal welfare laws we open the door to far worse crimes

If we exempt ritual slaughter from animal welfare laws we open the door to far worse crimes

Posted: Mon, 05 Jan 2015 by Matthew Syed

Jewish and Muslim sensibilities about ritual slaughter are given protected status, despite these practices being inhumane. Matthew Syed argues that religious exemptions in this area are a slippery slope into far worse crimes.

I'll be honest: I love meat. I... Read More »

Tags: Religious Slaughter, Religious Freedom

‘Halal hysteria’: Religious exemption from animal welfare law is the real issue

‘Halal hysteria’: Religious exemption from animal welfare law is the real issue

Posted: Thu, 08 May 2014 by Stephen Evans

Food retailers should be upfront about what they're serving up, but the main issue is one of animal welfare, and the religious exemption that allows animals to be slaughtered without being stunned, argues Stephen Evans.

Halal again hit the headlines this week,... Read More »

Tags: Religious Slaughter

No, Mr Clegg, there is no "liberal dilemma" when animal rights and religious beliefs conflict

No, Mr Clegg, there is no "liberal dilemma" when animal rights and religious beliefs conflict

Posted: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 by John Stephenson

Nick Clegg's reasoning behind his opposition to a ban on Kosher and Halal slaughter is inherently contradictory when set aside his views on LGBT rights, argues John Stephenson, who says when animal rights and religious beliefs conflict, it is religion that... Read More »

Tags: Religious Slaughter

Time to challenge the religious slaughter of animals

Time to challenge the religious slaughter of animals

Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2012 by Stephen Evans

Last week, the Birmingham Mail reported that Birmingham City Council's trading standards department had seized hundreds of chickens as part of an investigation into selling of meat wrongly labelled as halal to Muslims.

It turns out that some businesses had... Read More »

Tags: Religious Slaughter

MPs and Peers don’t eat halal – but what about the rest of us?

MPs and Peers don’t eat halal – but what about the rest of us?

Posted: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 by Stephen Evans

The Daily Mail this week made much of the story that neither the House of Lords nor the House of Commons serve halal meat in their restaurants.

Under the headline "We won't eat halal meat, say MPs and peers who reject demands to serve it at Westminster" the... Read More »

Tags: Religious Slaughter