Shechita – the Jewish religious humane method of animal slaughter for food

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Labelling in the News

Introduction Discussions about religious slaughter appeared in the media once again on Wednesday 7th May, when The Sun and the Daily Mail both ran stories which claimed to ‘expose’ the fact that a chain of pizza restaurants was using Halal chicken in its food without...

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Shechita UK calls for Comprehensive Labelling

In response to renewed calls for pejorative labelling of Halal and Kosher meat Shechita UK has called again today for far more comprehensive labelling of meat, which does not stigmatise faith communities of religious slaughter, in a letter to the Daily Telegraph. See...

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Shechita UK position on mis-stunning

The Times article Saturday the 5th April 2014, highlighted a great deal of confusion and misinformation about the levels of mis-stunning of animals at the point of slaughter in the United Kingdom. For many years Shechita UK has maintained that the problem of...

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Prime Minister Supports Shechita

Prime Minister David Cameron has given his assurance that shechita is safe in the United Kingdom. In his speech to the Knesset he said "I’ve stood up to protect Jewish practices. The Jewish community has been an absolute exemplar in integrating into British life in...

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Shechita UK Response to BVA Claims

Shechita UK has been extremely active over the last few days responding to remarks from British Veterinary Association (BVA) President Elect, Mr John Blackwell calling for an end to religious slaughter. We have done countless media interviews for broadcast, print and...

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