In the most encouraging example of British politicians putting British values first that we have seen for a considerable time, councillors in the north - western countym, Lancashire, voted to cease serving meat from animals that are not stunned before slaughter in schools today (Thursday 18 October). Although it signals a step in the right direction after a decade in which politiucally correct pressure groups have pushed officials towards favouring Islamic communities over Secular and Christian citizens around one in 10 UK councils are still supplying sharia law-compliant halal meat to schools produced in a way considered cruel by major animal rights groups.
We were reporting the early stages of that to the Islamification of school lunches ten years ago.
So-called “non-stun” meat (i.e. from animals killed in the primitive way prescribed in ancient holy books,) is widely thought to cause unnecessary suffering to animals, and there is no obligation on schools or councils to inform parents of children when it is served. While some vegetarians would argue that all methods of killing animals for meat are cruel and unacceptable, the majority of Europeans feel the practice of stunning the animal before it is killed does not cause unnecessary suffering.
According to new research by the National Secular Society (NSS), around 18 councils are supplying at least 140 schools with non-stunned meat – most of which are not Islamic faith schools but have large proportions of muslim students. Fortunately a push a few years ago to ban the use of non halal meat in school kitchens, led by hard left extremists, has been defeated by parent power. The loony lefties claimed that non halal could not be used in schools which had Muslim pupils as according to extreme interpretations of the Koran, the mere presence of non halal food in a kitchen rendered all food passing through that kitchen unclean.
News of the Lancashire County Council move signals the end of a long political battle in an area where most towns have significant proportions of Muslim pupils. That battle has included calls by Muslim groups for boycotts of schools which refused to go halal only. The council voted in favour of stopping supplied non-stun meat to schools Thursday afternoon, with 49 vote sin favour and 23 against. Perhaps the councillors have got the idea at lat w=that whites have rights too.
Lancashire Council boss Geoff Driver said of the vote: “Today’s decision to ban the provision of meat from animals that were not stunned before they were slaughtered is purely an animal welfare issue. There is no other motivation. The county council will now work with the Lancashire Council of Mosques to mitigate against any unwanted and unwarranted consequences of this decision.”
Despite the vote, Lancashire council will continue to provide unstunned poultry meat to schools for now, but will “Undertake further investigations with the Lancashire Council of Mosques into the stunning of poultry before slaughter.”