Why does this story matter? Don’t Jewish people also have proprietary methods for slaughtering animals and preparing foods?Why be so uptight just because Muslims also are doing it.
The above questions show a kind of false equivalence. What I call, the ‘intellectual slight of hand of moral relativism.’ Find the right layer of abstraction and make a comparison that has nothing to do with the issue. In this case the issue is two fold. 1. that local animal cruelty laws are being broken to satisfy the Muslim population’s requirements for food and 2. that they, food producers, distributors and retailers are allowed to do this without informing the public, and thereby removing any option of making moral choices about how animals are to be treated. Funny that PETA is not front and centre of this debate but PETA of course was never about animal rights and treatment so much as for the narrative.
Jewish laws probably also violate animal cruelty laws and probably should not be allowed in nations that have chosen to abolish certain animal practices as cruel. But at least Kosher products have always been clearly marked so that at least, if someone looked at a steak in a grocery store, they could choose to not-buy it as it was in opposition to how they, and for that matter I, want agricultural animals treated.
See how it works people? The Islamizing of society has many non-Muslims aiding and abetting the supremacist agenda, without telling anyone, and in this case, lying straight to the customers face. We have to be vigilant and hold the feet of these Islamization enablers to the fire. KGS
Chicken McHalal: McDonald’s denied using halal meat… now it admits meat IS in one of its most popular meals
Fast-food giant McDonald’s has admitted selling halal chicken without telling its customers. The poultry was used in popular menu items such as Chicken McNuggets and the McChicken Sandwich in its 1,200 British outlets.
The admission comes three weeks after the company categorically denied to this newspaper that it used any halal meat. Now McDonald’s has revealed that the firm that supplies its poultry, Cargill, produces halal chicken at one of its abattoirs.
In a statement to The Mail on Sunday, McDonald’s said: ‘As a result of your enquiries, our investigation has confirmed that some halal chicken has entered our supply chain without our knowledge, and we apologise to our customers for this.
Food chain: Halal poultry has been used in popular menu items such as Chicken McNuggets and the McChicken Sandwich in its 1,200 British outlets
‘While is it not a quality issue, halal chicken is outside of our specification. We have received assurances from Cargill that halal meat production from this abattoir has now stopped.’
McDonald’s says all the chicken in its restaurants comes from poultry which has been stunned before slaughter. Meanwhile, Asda, Britain’s second-largest supermarket chain, has admitted that much of its lamb and chicken is slaughtered according to Islamic ritual.
A company source said: ‘It’s fair to say that most lamb is halal and I would say half of the chicken is halal.’ Islamic law requires Muslims to slaughter animals by slitting their throat while reciting an Arabic prayer which translates as: ‘In the name of Allah, who is the greatest.’
Mail on Sunday series of stories about halal meat in British stores
The animal is required to be conscious but moderate Muslim groups allow it to be stunned before the throat is slit. Both McDonald’s and Asda made their admissions after our investigation traced the abattoirs where they source their meat.
In the case of McDonald’s, a Muslim meat industry expert, who did not want to be identified, revealed that the fast-food firm sources its chicken from the Sun Valley abattoir in Hereford, which is owned by Cargill.
The abattoir is certified by the Halal Food Authority (HFA) to sell chicken that is suitable for Muslims. A spokesman for Cargill said halal-slaughtering at Sun Valley had now stopped.
Some of Asda’s abattoirs were tracked down by using the slaughterhouses’ registration number. All licensed abattoirs are given a unique code by the Food Standards Agency, which is displayed on the labels of fresh meat products in supermarkets.
When the registration code is entered into a consumer website called Tracing Paper, it reveals the name and address of the abattoir. Using the website, Asda’s Lamb Escalopes, priced at £4.66, with the registration code UK 4071 EC, were traced to the Dunbia abattoir in Preston.