Britain ‘s biggest supermarket chains are selling halal lamb and chicken without telling unsuspecting shoppers, reported the Mail on Sunday.
The paper had to force an admission out of the major supermarkets, none of whom tell shoppers whether their lamb is ritually slaughtered, even when a Muslim slaughterman is intoning ‘Bismillah Allah-hu-Akbar’ (meaning ‘In the name of Allah, who is the greatest’) over each animal killed.
No beef sold is halal, it seems. But 5% of chicken sold in Tesco is halal as is 35% of the store’s UK lamb. None of it is labelled as such. The Co-op is the same. Asda are dumping halal chicken and lamb onto their fresh meat counters and the majority of frozen New Zealand lamb is halal. Only M&S and Morrisons guarantee their fresh meat to be non-halal, but even they do not label their NZ frozen as halal.
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READ: Lev 19:4; Psalm 96:5; Isa 2:18; Zech 13:2; Mark 7:18-23; Acts 21:25; 1Cor 8:1-13, 10:18-28; Rev 2:14.20. Also read the Bible Article: Halal Meat – What is the Christian Position?
WRITE: To your MP at House of Commons, LONDON , SW1A 1AA . Ask him to press for honest labelling of halal ritually-slaughtered meat.
PRAY: That honest labelling will be brought in and that the demand for halal meat will evaporate as more people realise what they are being offered and refuse it.
IN THE MEANTIME, Those of us who do object to halal meat may find it appropriate to boycott New Zealand lamb, and all lamb in ASDA, the Co-op, Tesco, Somerfield, Waitrose and Sainsbury.
WRITE OR EMAIL to:
Asda, Chief Executive: Mr Andrew Clarke,
Asda House, Great Wilson Street , Southbank, LEEDS, Yorkshire , LS11 5AD
Phone: 0113 243 5435, Email: email@example.com
Co-operative Group, (who own Somerfield) Chief Executive, Mr Peter Marks,
New Century House, Corporation Street , MANCHESTER , M60 4ES
0161 834 1212, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marks & Spencer, Chief Executive: Mr Marc Bolland,
Waterside House, 35 North Wharf Road , LONDON , W2 1NW
020 7935 4422, Email: email@example.com
Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC, Chief Executive: Mr Dalton Philips,
Hilmore House, Gain Lane , BRADFORD, Yorkshire , BD3 7DL
01274 261000, 0845 611 6111, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sainsburys PLC, Chief Executive: Mr Justin King,
33 Holborn, LONDON , EC1N 2HT
020 7695 6000, 0800 636262, Email: email@example.com
TESCO, Chief Executive: Mr Terry Leahy,
Tesco House, Delamare Road , Cheshunt, WALTHAM CROSS, Hertfordshire , EN8 9SL
01992 632222, 0800 505555, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com )
Waitrose, Managing Director: Mr Mark Price,
Doncastle Road , Southern Industrial Area, BRACKNELL , Berkshire , RG12 8YA
01344 424680, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org