Halal meat exhibition goes down a storm in Melbourne

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As far as Im aware the BNP are the only party that would ban it.

Even the Greens got on their reversocycle

Google "letter to the Muslim council of great Britain, the green party". Work computer wont let me link a political site.
banning it is one of ukip.s policys
 
banning it is one of ukip.s policys

It that recent? Apparently they also hired out the duty reversocycle

 

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It that recent? Apparently they also hired out the duty reversocycle

In there most recent manifesto or possibly circulat I recall
 
Brilliant news, I hope the UK implements this.

“This brings to an end a lengthy legal battle in favour of the Flemish and Walloon ban, the sole purpose of which is to avoid inflicting scientifically proven and practically avoidable suffering during the killing of animals, with no exception for slaughter carried out in a religious context”, commented Michel Vandenbosch, GAIA’s President (30 September) . . .

In Judaism, kosher slaughter goes back to the biblical prohibitions against eating blood and the flesh of animals torn to death. The soul or life is considered to be in the blood . . .

The Belgian ban hurts not only the small Jewish community but the much bigger Muslim community in the country, as well.

The two communities, however, failed to unite in a common front to defend their rights. For the Jews, who have been living in Belgium for centuries, the ban comes as a blow and some of them might now question if there is a Jewish future for them in the country . . .
 
It that recent? Apparently they also hired out the duty reversocycle

According to the UKIP Policies web page, (UKIP Policies | Agriculture and Animal Welfare) they currently intend to ban non stun slaughter.
The article you linked to was from 2017, they have probably flip flopped their policy multiple times since then.

Animal Welfare
Animal welfare standards in the UK are some of the highest in the world. Much of the current EU legislation relating to welfare for pets, farm animals, wild animals, and animals used in research has been drawn from the UK. When we leave the EU, we will be able to take back control of animal health and welfare legislation and to update and improve our laws to ensure that animals in the UK have the most robust protection.

UKIP will end the practice of keeping egg-laying hens in so-called ‘enriched’ cages which are little better than battery cages. All UK produced eggs should be free-range or organic.
  • All farm animals should have space to move about while they are alive. There should be an end to factory farming where animals are kept in confined conditions for their whole lives. Ultimately, all farm animals should be free-range or organic.
  • Once we have left the EU, we will be able to end the export of live animals for slaughter – an inhumane practice made possible by EU legislation. UKIP would end the export of live animals for slaughter. *
  • All meat and meat products must be clearly labelled with the method of slaughter.
  • Current UK law states all animals must be stunned prior to slaughter – unless it is for a religious purpose. All meat and meat products must be clearly labelled with the method of slaughter.
  • The general population is already consuming ritually slaughtered meat that has not been pre-stunned, unknowingly, and by default, because its use is now commonplace in schools, restaurants, works canteens, etc.
  • UKIP would go a step further and ban the practice of non-stun slaughter being carried out in the UK.
  • The import of such meat products, frozen or refrigerated, into the UK would continue to be permitted, subject to strict labelling requirements.
  • Existing laws and sentencing guidelines regarding punishments for cruelty to animals on farms and in slaughterhouses should be reviewed with a view to strengthening them and making enforcement easier.

* Exemptions would be made for the export of live animals from Northern Ireland across the border to neighbouring counties in the
Republic of Ireland
 
“This brings to an end a lengthy legal battle in favour of the Flemish and Walloon ban, the sole purpose of which is to avoid inflicting scientifically proven and practically avoidable suffering during the killing of animals, with no exception for slaughter carried out in a religious context”, commented Michel Vandenbosch, GAIA’s President (30 September) . . .

In Judaism, kosher slaughter goes back to the biblical prohibitions against eating blood and the flesh of animals torn to death. The soul or life is considered to be in the blood . . .

The Belgian ban hurts not only the small Jewish community but the much bigger Muslim community in the country, as well.

The two communities, however, failed to unite in a common front to defend their rights. For the Jews, who have been living in Belgium for centuries, the ban comes as a blow and some of them might now question if there is a Jewish future for them in the country . . .
As the reason for not stunning the animals disapeared decades ago they need to get with the times.
 
As the reason for not stunning the animals disapeared decades ago they need to get with the times.
All the more reason for prohibiting its unnecessary use.
 
Why dont the religions change/update their laws?

Being a religion isn't an excuse.
 
Why dont the religions change/update their laws?

Being a religion isn't an excuse.
'suppose the traditions, rules and regulations, of all the various religious institutions, are all ways of controlling their congregation/followers. Remove the objection to eating meat on a Friday, the congregation have less to think about, then change their habits, and are more free-thinking - for themselves - less "controlled" . . .

Let’s not get into a prohibition of birth control - when the various religious institutions are intent on increasing the size of their congregations . . . even when - now - uncontrolled population explosion, is contributing directly to global warming, climate change, etc :( .
 
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According to the UKIP Policies web page, (UKIP Policies | Agriculture and Animal Welfare) they currently intend to ban non stun slaughter.
The article you linked to was from 2017, they have probably flip flopped their policy multiple times since then.

Animal Welfare
Animal welfare standards in the UK are some of the highest in the world. Much of the current EU legislation relating to welfare for pets, farm animals, wild animals, and animals used in research has been drawn from the UK. When we leave the EU, we will be able to take back control of animal health and welfare legislation and to update and improve our laws to ensure that animals in the UK have the most robust protection.

UKIP will end the practice of keeping egg-laying hens in so-called ‘enriched’ cages which are little better than battery cages. All UK produced eggs should be free-range or organic.
  • All farm animals should have space to move about while they are alive. There should be an end to factory farming where animals are kept in confined conditions for their whole lives. Ultimately, all farm animals should be free-range or organic.
  • Once we have left the EU, we will be able to end the export of live animals for slaughter – an inhumane practice made possible by EU legislation. UKIP would end the export of live animals for slaughter. *
  • All meat and meat products must be clearly labelled with the method of slaughter.
  • Current UK law states all animals must be stunned prior to slaughter – unless it is for a religious purpose. All meat and meat products must be clearly labelled with the method of slaughter.
  • The general population is already consuming ritually slaughtered meat that has not been pre-stunned, unknowingly, and by default, because its use is now commonplace in schools, restaurants, works canteens, etc.
  • UKIP would go a step further and ban the practice of non-stun slaughter being carried out in the UK.
  • The import of such meat products, frozen or refrigerated, into the UK would continue to be permitted, subject to strict labelling requirements.
  • Existing laws and sentencing guidelines regarding punishments for cruelty to animals on farms and in slaughterhouses should be reviewed with a view to strengthening them and making enforcement easier.

* Exemptions would be made for the export of live animals from Northern Ireland across the border to neighbouring counties in the
Republic of Ireland

Rather irrelevant though as UKIP is a bit pointless now we've actually left the EU, the chance of UKIP forming a government is about the same as Bugsy renouncing Socialism as a daft idea
 
Brilliant news, I hope the UK implements this.

Why is it a shame for their country? Is Islam the national religion of Belgium?

As stated in many threads I've lived in India for a few years and Muslims and Christians are very much treated with disgruntlement because Hinduism is the national religion.

Also Halal slaughter is cruel and an evil way of killing so why not?
 
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