GETTING TOUGH: UKIP’s New Manifesto Calls For Ban On Ritual Non-Stun Slaughter
UKIP’s new manifesto will pledge a total ban on ritual non-stun slaughter in the UK, making it the first major British party to call for such a move.
UKIP will be launching its bold new interim manifesto at the party’s annual conference in Birmingham today, which is expected to bring to light a number of issues which politicians have previously brushed under the carpet.
Among the manifesto’s boldest policies is the call for a total UK ban on ritual non-stun animal slaughter, which would put an end to barbaric practices such as halal and kosher slaughter, in which animals are slaughtered according to strict religious rules.
Animals slaughtered according to the Islamic rules of halal or the Jewish rules of Kosher are not allowed to be stunned in any way before slaughter, causing intense suffering.
The manifesto reads: “The general population is already consuming ritually slaughtered, non-stunned meat unknowingly and by default because its use is now commonplace in schools, restaurants, works canteens etc.
“Killing animals without first rendering them unconscious causes unnecessary suffering. The percentage of non-stunned meat is at least 25% of the total, if not more.
“Current UK law states all animals must be stunned prior to slaughter – unless it is for a religious purpose. UKIP will repeal the law allowing exemptions for ritual non-stun slaughter.
“This is an animal welfare issue and we should all abide by the same laws. Legislation banning non-stunned slaughter already exists in some European countries, for example, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.”
The policy is backed by leading animal rights organisations including the RSPCA, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and even the Government’s Farm Animal Welfare Committee.
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