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Time to stop halal killing

The Government has disappointed people who care about animal welfare yet again - this time by refusing to ban slaughter without stunning.

Animals killed for Muslim Halal and Jewish Kosher meat are exempt from the rule that ensures all animals are stunned before being slaughtered.

While I believe that respect for other people's cultures and religions is very important, the suffering faced by these animals is unimaginable.

It is time for the Government to take meaningful action and make this practice illegal.

ANDY ELLIOTT

Belfast

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