Thursday, August 5, 2010
Parents have expressed fury at plans to serve pupils halal-only menus for school dinners. In a move which has also enraged animal welfare groups, only meat from animals killed and prepared using Islamic teaching may be allowed at 52 primaries in Harrow.
The local authority is thought to be the first in England to consider insisting on a halal-only menu apparently after recommendations of dietitians.
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Using the halal method, animals are slaughtered by being slashed across the neck and being left so that the blood drains from the carcass.
The religious ritual, which does not allow the animals to be stunned beforehand, is considered cruel by campaigners and is exempt from animal welfare laws.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 8:12 am