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US-based racial harmony organisation calls on Denmark to withdraw non-stun slaughter ban

03-Apr-2014 - US-based non-profit organisation Foundation for Ethical Understanding (FFEU) has called on the Danish government to reverse its decision to ban non-stun slaughter.

Danish Muslims and Jews hit back at non-stun ban

24-Feb-2014 - Denmark’s Halal and Jewish societies must now rely on meat imports after the government announces a ban on non-stun meat products for animal welfare reasons.

Denmark bans non-stun slaughter

20-Feb-2014 - A ban on non-stun slaughter has come into force in Denmark as the country’s government says “animal rights come before religion”.

Kosher chicken higher in antibiotic resistant bugs, study claims

07-Oct-2013 - A new US study has found that kosher chicken contains more E.coli-resistant bacteria than chicken raised in conventional, organic and antibiotic-free production systems.

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Meat centre stage at world's largest trade fair

25-Sep-2013 - With the worldwide consumption of meat growing, the international meat trade will be travelling to Germany next month to take part in one of the world’s largest food trade fairs.

The Netherlands pushes for labels on non-stun meat

17-Jul-2013 - The Dutch government has been using diplomatic pressure to push for a European Union (EU) law ordering that halal and kosher meat is specially labelled when from livestock slaughtered without stunning.

Poland rejects non-stun slaughter

16-Jul-2013 - Poland’s parliament has infuriated religious groups and the meat industry by rejecting a bill that would have legalised slaughter without stunning for kosher and halal meat.

Ritual slaughter blamed for rise in E.coli and Campylobacter cases

05-Apr-2012 - French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has declared that the rise in Campylobacter and E.coli cases in Europe was “directly related” to an alleged increase in ritual slaughterings, which she called a “sanitary bomb”.

Halal controversy spreads to Quebec

16-Mar-2012 - Canadian Parti Québécois (PQ) deputy André Simard has asked the province’s assembly to give a public report on ritual slaughter by 23 March, arguing that halal meat is being sold without consumers’ knowledge.

EU non-stun derogation system criticised

09-Mar-2012 - A relaxed attitude to ritual slaughter in some EU member states has led to systematic slaughtering without stunning, regardless of consumer need, according to EU welfare experts.

French butchers call for mandatory halal labelling

24-Feb-2012 - French craft butchers have asked for national and European regulation to make halal labelling mandatory following a transparency controversy in the Paris region.

French presidential candidate sparks halal row

22-Feb-2012 - Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has sparked controversy by declaring all the meat consumed in the Paris region was halal.

UK debates Halal slaughter

19-May-2003 - New proposals governing the humane slaughter of animals in the UK could have huge implications for Jewish and Muslim communities, as well as the British meat processing industry as a whole.

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