Saturday, 8 April 2017
One of Britain's largest halal slaughterhouses is under investigation over allegations of animal cruelty.
One of the largest halal slaughterhouses in Britain is being investigated over allegations of animal cruelty.
Undercover filming claims to show a slaughterman repeatedly sawing at the necks of sheep with a knife as they pass down a conveyor belt.
The animals appear not to have been killed instantly – as should be the case – and some were seen fitting and jumping as they went down the line.
A halal slaughterhouse investigated over allegations animal cruelty. Undercover filming claims to show a slaughterman repeatedly sawing at the necks of sheep with a knife
In the footage the animals appear not to have been killed instantly – as should be the case – and some were seen fitting and jumping as they went down the line in distress
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has now launched an inquiry based on the footage. It has taken steps to ban the slaughterman involved and could bring a criminal prosecution.
In theory, halal slaughter is designed to meet the religious requirements of the Islamic faith, which forbids the stunning of animals prior to having their throats cut.
Many restaurants such as Pizza Express, KFC and Subway now sell halal meat – mainly chicken – without making it clear on menus. Hundreds of schools have also switched to halal and all the major supermarkets sell New Zealand lamb killed according to halal ritual without declaring it on labels.
The slaughterhouse at Dunnockshaw Farm, near Burnley, is owned by the Malik Food Group, which claims to be ‘the UK’s leading processor of Premium Halal Mutton, Lamb and Beef’.
The company website boasts: ‘Our meat is eaten by millions of consumers every year, and is stocked through the UK by leading retailers.’
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has now launched an inquiry based on the footage. It has taken steps to ban the slaughterman involved and could bring a criminal prosecution
One of the firm’s two directors, Stephen Riley, was prosecuted last year over the cruel treatment of a cow at the abattoir.
Conventional slaughterhouses stun animals with a bolt gun or electric shock to render them unconscious while they are killed.
Under a strict interpretation of Islamic law, the pre-stunning of the animals is not allowed. Pre-stunning of animals is also barred under the Jewish slaughter system.
Instead, a prayer is said over the animals as they pass through the abattoir and, in theory, they are killed with a swift single cut to the throat, severing the jugular vein, using an extremely sharp knife.
Advocates of halal and kosher slaughter say this process means the animals quickly lose consciousness and so do not suffer.
This is rejected by animal welfare groups and the British Veterinary Association (BVA), which argues the public should at least be told if meat they are eating is from animals killed under religious ritual.
Evidence of cruelty will heap pressure on the Government to accept demands for CCTV to be installed in all slaughterhouses. Such a move is backed by the FSA, more than 200 MPs and the BVA.
The filming was carried out last month by campaign group Animal Aid.
Its spokesman Luke Steele said: ‘Our investigation has uncovered barbaric and deliberate cruelty being inflicted on animals, in horrific scenes unlike any we have ever seen before.
'There is no doubt that law breaking continues to be an inherent problem in abattoirs.’
Major supermarkets contacted by the Daily Mail said they did not sell meat from the Lancashire abattoir.
Surprisingly, the FSA said it ‘did not know’ where the meat produced by the plant is sold as it only keeps track of such information if there is a suspected public health risk.
Advocates of halal and kosher slaughter say this process means the animals quickly lose consciousness and so do not suffer. However this is vehemently rejected by animal rights welfare groups and the British Veterinary Association (BVA)
A spokesman said: ‘Based on our findings, and reviewing nearly 70 hours of video, we took immediate enforcement action against both the operator and individual plant staff, including the issue of Welfare Enforcement Notices and revocation of slaughterman certificates of competence.
‘Our investigations continue, but to say more at this stage could be prejudicial to any potential criminal proceedings.’
Malik Food Group did not respond to requests for comment on the allegations, but the company website insists the welfare of animals in its care is ‘of the highest priority’.
This is how Muslims slaughter their animals. I have seen shocking footage of how Muslims treat the animals before slaughter. I have seem Muslims slit the back of Cows legs so they fall and can't walk, i have seem Muslim slaughter men stab cows in the eye just for fun. it's just the same with Sheep, in one video clip i saw a Muslim kick a frightened sheep full in the face, it is disgusting and sick the way Muslims kill their animals.
This barbaric slaughter is Halal, every animal has to be drained of every drop of blood, this is why Muslims slit the animals throat, so they they thrash about while hung up on by one leg forcing all the blood to rush out, it can take up to three to four minuets for the animal to die as it fights for it's life.
Every time you buy Halal meet, 10'% of the money goes to help groups like Isis, so really when you buy Halal, you are helping to fund the terrorists. Halal is now sold everywhere, it is in school dinners, it is in the hospital food and prison food. It is in Pizza from Pizza hut, it is in Domino's Piza and it is served in every take a way you Buy. All the meats you buy at the supermarket is Halal.
Halal is now in ALL Cadbury's chocolate , it is in Haribo and it is even in chewing gum. Halal is now in the bread you buy. There are some very good Butcher shops out there, that will NOT sell Halal, find out by asking before you buy.
In England, the English are now the minority, this is why Halal is in everything, because the Muslims in England are now the majority and they are taking over every town and city. Muslim MPS are everywhere, Muslim Mayors are now everywhere and it just ten short years from now, our once great country will be an Islamic country.
For years we have been telling people what will happen and no one was listening, the young people of today have no idea what is going on, they are so brainwashed by the lies they are told at school and 99,9% of teachers are lefties, so it is Bye Bye England, Bye Bye Great Britain. Two world wars was fought for nothing, thousands of British soldiers fought and died for nothing. They died so we could be free and now the governments have kicked them in the teeth, by handing our freedom over to the Muslims.
Posted by Bolton BNP at 05:09