Should all meat be labelled with how it was slaughtered?

Methods of meat production have been in the news recently, with a halal and kosher meat labelling plan rejected by MPs this week.

Earlier this year the Countryfile TV programme filmed at a halal slaughter-house in order to learn more about the process. Click here for more information about halal meat

Many major supermarkets already sell meat prepared to meet religious guidelines alongside more conventionally slaughtered meat.

Some agricultural voices are arguing that as the majority of the British population do not have dietary requirements on religious grounds, why should it concern them if the meat they eat is halal, kosher, or not?

However, some object to halal and kosher processes on the grounds that they may cause more distress to the animals than other methods do and there are now calls for retailers to clearly state the means by which the livestock was killed.

But we want to know: what do you think? Should all meat be labelled with how it was slaughtered?

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Methods of meat production have been in the news recently, with a halal and kosher meat labelling plan rejected by MPs this week.

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Earlier this year the Countryfile TV programme filmed at a halal slaughter-house in order to learn more about the process. Click here for more information about halal meat

Many major supermarkets already sell meat prepared to meet religious guidelines alongside more conventionally slaughtered meat.

Some agricultural voices are arguing that as the majority of the British population do not have dietary requirements on religious grounds, why should it concern them if the meat they eat is halal, kosher, or not?

However, some object to halal and kosher processes on the grounds that they may cause more distress to the animals than other methods do and there are now calls for retailers to clearly state the means by which the livestock was killed.

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But we want to know: what do you think? Should all meat be labelled with how it was slaughtered?