Hold the roast, bring on the vegetarian

I know someone who won’t be buying her Sunday roast from Waitrose anymore.

In the Daily Mail today there is a fine exposé, highlighting another example of the creeping Islamization of the UK.

Britain’s biggest supermarket chains are selling Halal lamb and chicken without telling unsuspecting shoppers. Those stocking meat slaughtered according to Islamic law include Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Somerfield and the Co-op.

If you buy lamb from Waitrose then you are buying Halal slaughtered meat. What that means is that the animal is killed by having its throat slit whilst conscious and then having Islamic verses said over it whilst it bleeds to death. I’ve seen a video of an EU-approved slaughter house killing animals according to Halal ritual. It isn’t pretty. I had toyed with the idea of posting the clip here so you could see for yourself. But I decided against it. The animals are in great distress and as someone once said, “there are things that you are going to see that you cannot unsee…”
This is a great example of the hypocrisy of politically correct multi-culturalism which divides society into a hierarchy of victim groups in which Islam always trumps all. Animal rights? Against battery farming? Yeah right on! But Halal butchery? Ur no, can’t offend.
I was listening to a podcast featuring the superb Mark Steyn over at ricochet.com. They were talking about Bridget Bardot, the 1960’s actress turned animal rights campaigner. No one had a problem when she was flying into the Grand Banks of Newfoundland to object to the seal cull. Everybody was cheering when it was the pasty white folks of Newfoundland she was protesting against. But when she protested against the Halal slaughtering of sheep in the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha – now that was racism and she was slapped with a 15,000 Euro fine by the French courts.
Anyway, worth reading the whole article – and time to start writing some letters.

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  1. #1 by Dave the box on September 30, 2010 - 10:46 am

    For quite some time. We have been buying traceable beef, lamb and chicken now we will insist on checking means of slaughter.

    • #2 by Letters Home on September 30, 2010 - 4:40 pm

      It’s great to hear from you! But yes, by selling the meat without proper labeling they are infringing on your freedom to eat non-halal meat. It still has a small share of the market and therefore should be sold and priced as a specialty product.

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