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3rd February

The Muslim Council of Britain is appalled at reports of animal mistreatment at an abattoir purportedly following the principles of halal methods of slaughter.

Animal cruelty is wrong and criminal wherever it may occur. that it is being carried out in halal slaughter makes it even more incredulous . Animal welfare should be observed by all slaughterhouses.

The findings certainly are abhorrent in Islamic practice, and the abattoir must be subject to the full force of the law. In the past, Animal Aid has reported on similar abuses taking place at non-religious UK slaughterhouses.

There are urgent questions this case raises: since each abattoir is under veterinarian supervision, how were these practices overlooked?  We call on the Food Standards Agency to look into this abuse and the flagrant disregard of the very principles of humane slaughter as a matter of urgency. click here for full statement.

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