Following reports in the Sunday Times that there are “Security fears for MPs who support halal meat reforms,” Shechita UK Campaign Director, Shimon Cohen, has issued the following statement:

“We are appalled at reports that MPs have been made aware of security threats when raising issues regarding non-mechanically stunned slaughter. No MP should ever feel threatened or unsafe.

“This is an important debate, and we are proud of the positive interactions we continue to have with stakeholders with a variety of views, as well as Ministers, MPs, Peers and officials across the political spectrum. We will continue to engage in good faith and trust that discussions can remain pragmatic, respectful and, most importantly, safe throughout.”