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MP promises no move to ban religious slaughter


Animal welfare campaigners in the House of Commons will not seek a vote to ban shechita in Britain, a leading MP has promised.

There is no intention of following the example of anti-Israel backbenchers who forced through a ballot on Palestinian statehood, Neil Parish, chair of a group investigating kosher and halal slaughter, confirmed.

He said colleagues would instead focus on cross-party discussions with religious groups in the hope of improving animal welfare. They will lobby for labelling to show consumers whether meat has been stunned or not.

Under the shechita process, animals are not stunned before slaughter, a practice animal rights … Continue Reading