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Amend rules regarding religiously slaughtered meat

Submitted by John Cookson on Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Published on Friday 18th September 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 18th March 2021

Current Signatures: 2,378
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Amend rules regarding religiously slaughtered meat

Petition Details

Halal and kosher meat must be intended for consumption by Jews or Muslims, but we believe this requirement is too vague and open to misuse producers who use religious slaughter methods, and results in excess meat being slaughtered in this way and passed on without labelling.

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The Government should require that meat slaughtered religiously should only be for consumption by Jews or Muslims, and that all halal and kosher meat is labelled clearly at the point of retail, both at shops and eateries, so that all consumers are able to choose whether to purchase meat that has been slaughtered in this way.

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