When even Halal meat, isn’t

This is ugly…

A worker at a halal abattoir has been sacked and three others suspended after being filmed breaking strict rules on slaughtering sheep.

The men could face prosecution for the ?horrifying yet routine abuse?…

Slaughtermen at the Bowood Lamb abattoir in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, are seen ?hacking and sawing? at animals? throats in apparent contravention of Islamic practice.

Slaughtermen wearing the traditional Muslim kufi skullcap and muttering the words ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is great) were allegedly seen breaking rules in the way sheep were put down.

Campaigners said they recognised the risks of stirring up anti-Muslim feeling but ?witholding release of the footage would be a betrayal of our key mission to expose and combat animal cruelty’.

The FSA, which regulates abattoirs, confirmed four slaughtermen have had their licences suspended and an investigation launched.

A spokesman said: ?The Food Standards Agency takes animal welfare at abattoirs very seriously which is why we immediately suspended the licences of the slaughtermen involved.

?There is no excuse for treating animals in the way shown on the video and we are therefore investigating the footage with a view to prosecution. We are also continuing to investigate all the circumstances around the incident to ensure proper safeguards are introduced to stop this happening in the future.?


The law requires abattoirs to stun animals before slaughter to prevent unnecessary suffering, but there are exemptions for Jewish and Muslim producers.

Under the halal code, animals are supposed to be killed quickly, with a single sweep of a surgically-sharp knife. They should not see the knife before they are slaughtered, or witness the death of other animals.

The video footage appears to show that these rules were routinely flouted at Bowood, where more than 4,000 sheep were filmed being killed.

Under UK law, slaughtered animals that have not been stunned must remain in position for at least 20 seconds after their throats are cut, to ensure loss of consciousness.

But 86 per cent of the sheep at Bowood were moved before that amount of time had elapsed, some in as little as one second.

Halal meat that’s not halal then.

So for export and religious reasons, the western world is happy to put animals through a lengthy, extremely painful and distressing kind of death to placate an entity that may or not be real, and flies in the face of all standard animal welfare practices.

We have Greenies ready to chain themselves to trees and lie in the path of bulldozers to save a snail, but when it comes to this, they are remarkably quiet, aren’t they?


– Mail Online