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Slaughtering animals by halal or kosher methods that are not intended for consumption by Muslims/Jews is illegal according to this government letter:

http://www.shariahprogram.ca/eat-halal-foods/welfare-lifestock-slaughter.shtml

Halal slaughter for consumption by non-Muslims is illegal

Also latest government guidelines: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/halal-and-kosher-slaughter

Country: 
Denmark
News Date: 
18/02/2014
Summary: 

Denmark’s government has brought in a ban on the religious slaughter of animals for the production of halal and kosher meat, after years of campaigning from welfare activists.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
10/03/2018
Summary: 

The number of animals slaughtered without stunning has dramatically increased in recent years in the UK due to the demand of the UK Muslim population demanding prophetic slaughtered halal meat. From April to June of 2017, 24.4% of sheep and goats were killed without stunning, a rise from 15% in 2013. Around 40 million cattle, sheep, pigs and calves and around 900 million poultry are killed each year in the UK. Rules on slaughter are set by the Welfare at the Time of Killing Regulations 2015 (WATOK) which transpose the relevant piece of EU law into the UK statute book.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
22/09/2017
Summary: 

We’ve been opposing non-stun slaughter for decades but the release of new statistics brings fresh light to this crucial topic. In September 2017, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) published data that included new statistics on the number of animals that were slaughtered for religious purposes without being stunned in England and WalesThis is the first time that data on this issue has been collected since 2015 and it suggests a significant increase. We’re very concerned about this.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
22/02/2018
Summary: 

The majority of slaughterhouses producing non-stunned halal meat in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland have failed inspections in the last three years by the Food Standards Agency. Only one in seven other slaughterhouses have done likewise. Data has revealed that non-stun slaughterhouses are also failing to maintain the hygiene standards required by law.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
08/02/2018
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The British government is seeking to use Brexit as an opportunity to introduce the long-discussed labelling of meat to indicate whether the animals were humanely stunned before slaughter, or whether this treatment was withheld for religious reasons, it said Wednesday.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
04/01/2018
Summary: 

Meat from animals which have not been stunned before slaughter is widespread in UK supermarkets, National Secular Society research has found.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
01/01/2018
Summary: 

Plant numbers can be cross-referenced with list of halal ones here

http://salim7860.tripod.com/id2.html 

http://halalfoodauthority.com/slaughterhouses-abattoirs …

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Hillside Farm Animal Investigators placed hidden cameras inside a UK non stun Halal slaughterhouse. The following film, which you may find disturbing, shows just extracts of the many hours of footage we recorded...

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Age-restricted video (based on Community Guidelines)

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
25/09/2010
Summary: 

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. And a Mail on Sunday investigation has found that fast-food chains including Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, KFC, ­Nando’s and Subway are also using halal meat without ­telling customers. But the UK’s second-biggest supermarket, Asda, has refused to confirm or deny whether it sells halal meat.

News Date: 
26/11/2017
Summary: 

There are about 1.8 billion Muslims around the world, most of whom only consume halal meat. The Arabic word "halal" means permissible, and in relation to food, refers to meat and meat-containing products that are prepared on the basis of Islamic law. It involves slaughtering animals according to Muslim tradition. 

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