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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: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
08/02/2018
Summary: 

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. 

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
27/10/2017
Summary: 
  • 27 Lancashire schools serve meat from halal suppliers that don't stun animals 
  • But council's Conservative leader proposed a ban, which has now been passed 
  • Raises prospect of another boycott of halal meat in schools by Muslim children
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Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
26/10/2017
Summary: 

The National Secular Society has welcomed a decision from Lancashire County Council to only supply halal meat from animals that have been stunned before slaughter to schools.

Admin: Partial victory.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
10/10/2017
Summary: 

New figures released by the Food Standards Agency have revealed a sharp increase in the number of animals being slaughtered in the halal tradition without being pre-stunned. Between April and June this year 24.4% of sheep and goats were slaughtered in this way, up from 15% in 2013. Similarly, the number of poultry killed without stunning rose from 3% to 18.5% in the same period.

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